- John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success Updated: May-24-15 11:55 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.
- John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ Updated: May-24-15 1:35 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.