John F. Nash Jr., the man who was the inspiration for both the book and movie “A Beautiful Mind” passed away this past week at age 86 in a tragic car accident. Nash was a well known mathematician and struggled with mental illness through much of his adult life. It’s nice to see a man memorialized by his life’s work and not his illness. More people should be putting the person first when they discuss people’s lives, not just their illness. Read more about the life of John F. Nash Jr. here.