New Jersey: 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 on May 24 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. They lived in Princeton Junction, N.J.