John Nash, Mathematician in ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies in Crash

TRENTON, N.J.—The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind” has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86.

Police say John and Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. A colleague who had accepted an award with Mr. Nash in Norway says the couple had taken a taxi from the Newark airport.