John Forbes Nash’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 13, 1928

Death Date

May 23, 2015

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death

Traffic Collision



The mathematician John Forbes died at the age of 86 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Mathematician who is best known for his works in game theory and who was the subject of the 2001 Academy Award-winning film A Beautiful Mind. He had a well-known period of mental instability in his middle years, which was ultimately diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994.

He married Alicia Lopez-Harrison de Lardé, a naturalized U.S. citizen from El Salvador, in 1957. They divorced in 1963, then re-married in 2001. He had two sons named John Charles Martin and John David Stier.



“There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that.” (John Forbes Nash, Jr.)


“In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world.” (John Forbes Nash, Jr.)


“It has had a tremendous impact on my life, more than on the life of most Prize winners, because I was in an unusual situation. I was unemployed at the time. I was in good health, but I had reached the age of 66 and beginning to get social security, but I didn’t have much of that. I had many years of unemployment before me.” (John Forbes Nash, Jr.)


“I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house.” (John Forbes Nash, Jr.)


“I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also. People don’t develop a mental illness because they are in the happiest of situations, usually. One doctor observed that it was rare when people were rich to become schizophrenic. If they were poor or didn’t have too much money, then it was more likely.” (John Forbes Nash, Jr.)