Russell Crowe Reacts To Death Of John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician

John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was depicted in the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday in a car accident. Russell Crowe, who portrayed Nash in the film, tweeted on Sunday about the Nobel laureate.

Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family.
An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2015

Soon after, “A Beautiful Mind” director Ron Howard tweeted about the death of Nash and his wife, Alicia, and how it was “an honor” to tell their story.

RIP Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 24, 2015

John Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were ejected from a taxi when the car crashed into the guardrail on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to the New Jersey State Police. reported that the two were not wearing seat belts.

“A Beautiful Mind,” which won four Oscars, followed Nash’s pioneering work in game theory. The film also recounted Nash’s struggle with mental illness.

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