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I'm sorry to report the sad news that John Nash has died.
Requiescat in pace.

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    $\begingroup$ mathoverflow.net/questions/207477/john-nashs-legacy $\endgroup$ – user9072 May 24 '15 at 18:20
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    $\begingroup$ Fate can be cruel but let us thank Her for allowing Nash to collect his Abel prize in May 2015, two months before his death. $\endgroup$ – Georges Elencwajg May 24 '15 at 22:54
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    $\begingroup$ How do you count two months? $\endgroup$ – Gerald Edgar May 25 '15 at 14:02
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    $\begingroup$ Nash's Abel prize was indeed officially awarded in Oslo on May 19th, but already announced on March 25th by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters: apologies for inaccurately expressing myself. I meant that it is a consolation that Nash was permitted to live through both these days. $\endgroup$ – Georges Elencwajg May 25 '15 at 15:15
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    $\begingroup$ But the terribly sad irony is that he was killed in a taxi crash returning from the airport on his way home after the Abel Prize award ceremonies. $\endgroup$ – Geoff Robinson May 28 '15 at 9:15
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    $\begingroup$ I am very pleased to know that a mathematician did fight mental problems,won the fight and won the Abel prize.This is the best thing to remember from him.Feel happy because he lived.Not sad because he died. $\endgroup$ – Konstantinos Gaitanas Jun 6 '15 at 10:17

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