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John Nash, inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in N.J. car crash

John Nash, inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in N.J. car crash

John F. Nash Jr., who revolutionized the mathematical field of game theory, was endowed with a mind that was highly original and deeply troubled. But it became known to most people by its Hollywood description. His mind was beautiful. Dr. Nash, a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose descent into and recovery from mental illness inspired the Academy Award-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," died May 23 in a two-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. His wife, Alicia, who was 82, also died. A New Jersey state police spokesman told the Associated Press the couple were in a taxi cab traveling southbound near Monroe when their driver lost control of the vehicle while...

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