Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash and his wife and his wife Alicia were killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey.
The couple were in a taxi cab whose driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday.
The Oscar award-winning film A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe was loosely based on Nash’s longtime struggle with schizophrenia.
Crowe wrote on Twitter on Sunday that he was stunned by reports of the deaths. “An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts,” he wrote on Twitter.
Nash, a Princeton University scholar, was awarded the Nobel Price for economics in 1994. Nash was 86 and his wife was 82, according to ABC News, which reported the couple was living in Princeton, New Jersey.
Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber said the university was “stunned and saddened by the news.
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