Yesterday, we reported that Famed Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash died in a tragic car accident on Saturday, May 23, on the New Jersey Turnpike. Click here if you missed it!
The 2001 Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” which starred Russell Crowe as the brilliant mathematician was inspired by Nash’s life and won four Oscars including earning Crowe a nomination for his role as Nash.
On Sunday, May 24, Crowe, 51, tweeted:
Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts. https://t.co/XF4V9MBwU4
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2015
Nash received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in game theory as a Princeton graduate student in 1994. He is survived by his son John David Stier from a previous relationship and his son John Charles Martin Nash with Alicia. He married Alicia in 1957 but had his first symptoms of mental illness in 1959 when Alicia was pregnant and suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.
The stress of the relationship led them to divorce in 1963 before they eventually remarried in 2001.
Source: US Weekly