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Kim Peek Dies


Captain Obvious
Retired Staff
May 8, 2008
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Kim Peek, the autistic savant who inspired the Oscar-winning film Rain Man, has died, aged 58.
Mr Peek's father Fran said that his son had suffered a major heart attack on Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, the town where he had spent his life.
Mr Peek was probably the world's most famous savant. Described as a confounding mixture of disability and genius, his astonishing ability to retain knowledge inspired the writer Barry Morrow to write Rain Man, the 1988 movie starring Dustin Hoffman that won four Academy Awards.

I read elsewhere that he probably had FG Syndrome, not autism.

If you want to know more, see the documentary:
I've never heard of this man until now but he sounds like he was one amazing guy.

It's amazing that despite his disability, he was able to greatly make use of his mind! He did things that I'm not sure the average human could do. May he R.I.P.
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sad :(
Dammit! That dude was awesome. I wanted to see him as an old geezer =\

Will they dissect his brain now?