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Beautiful Mind mathematician killed

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - who was played by Russell Crowe in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a car crash.

The 86-year-old died alongside his wife, Alicia, when they were thrown from a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The driver of the car lost control and hit a rail at 4.30pm yesterday, American news reported.

Mr Nash, a University of Princeton mathematician, was portrayed by Crowe in the 2001 Academy award-winning film which depicted his groundbreaking work in game theory as well as his struggle with schizophrenia.

Australian Crowe tweeted that he has been shocked by the news.

He said: " heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. A n amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."

Mr Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.

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