On 23rd May 2015 John Forbes Nash Jr. and his amazing wife, Alisha Nash,died in a tragic traffic accident. John Forbes Nash Jr was awarded the Nobel prize for economic science in 1994 and “immortalized” by the popular Hollywood film, Beautiful Mind (starring Russell Crowe) released in 1988.
There are, however, a number of significant absences in his life story as told by that film (most significantly his son, Johnny’s, personal battle against mental health problems – maybe because the outcomes have not been so positive ) and misleading representations of his own struggle against mental illness (most notably the role of medication in Nash’s recovery).
For this reason we thought it useful to share this video (in two parts) where John Forbes Nash Jr speaks in his own words about his career, his family, and his battle against mental illness. We hope you enjoy it!!