“Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts,” the 51-year-old actor tweeted after hearing the news.
Russell was nominated for an Oscar for playing John and Jennifer Connelly won the Oscar for her work as the mathematician’s wife Alicia, who was also killed in the car crash.
The Nashes were ejected from a taxi cab driving on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday (May 23). They were both killed in the crash and the driver is facing non-life threatening injuries.