John Nash, an US Mathematician, died today in an accident along with his wife Alicia.
Nash, 86, was killed in a car crash when their taxi crashed in New Jersey. The Mathematician great, is renowned for his works in game theory. He was also awarded the Nobel prize in the category of Economics, in 1994.
A movie, Beautiful Minds, was made based on his life and his innovative theories. His breakthroughs in maths -and his struggles with schizophrenia – were the focus of the film.
Media reports claim that the couple may not have wore the seat belts at the time of the Crash. Nash, was married to Alicia in 1957, the time when Nash was glowing with fame. However, soon he was affected with schizophrenia following which, Alicia, divorced him in 1962. They stayed close, and his condition had begun to improve by the 1980s. The two remarried in 2001. Earlier this week, Nash received the Abel Prize, another top honour in the field of mathematics, the BBC News reports.
Russell Crowe, who played him in the film Beautiful Minds, tweeted: “Stunned… My heart goes out to John & Alicia& family.An amazingpartnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.”