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mathematician john nash a nobel prize winner and princeton university professor who inspired the film a beautiful mind was killed in a car crash along with his wife alicia in new jersey state police said on sunday the couple were in a taxi when its driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail saturday afternoon on the new jersey turnpike nash was awarded the nobel prize for economics in nineteen ninety four his life the basis of the oscar winning film a beautiful mind starring russell crowe which also chronicled his longtime struggle with schizophrenia , crowe wrote on twitter on sunday that he was stunned by the deaths of nash and his wife adding an amazing partnership , john nash was eighty six and his wife alicia was eighty two