‘Beautiful Mind’ John Nash, wife killed in taxi accident

Cab carrying Noble Prize winner mathematician and his spouse pass away in crash on the New Jersey Turnpike

Photo by: Shue Yan University
Photo by: Shue Yan University

Updated Jul 28, 2015

John Nash, whose life story was the subject of Academy Award-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed along with his wife Alicia Nash in a car accident on Saturday.

Nobel Prize winning mathematician and his spouse were on the New Jersey Turnpike when taxi driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail, New Jersey State Police told the reporters.

According to the police, the couple were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the taxi upon impact.

Princeton University professor Nash won the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the game theory known as “Nash equilibrium” in 1994.

His battle with paranoid schizophrenia was depicted in the 2001 Academy Award winning film “A Beautiful Mind.”

John Nash was 86 years old and Alicia Nash was 82 years old.

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