Kim Peek

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: prodigious savant with a remarkable memory who inspired the title character in the Oscar-winning movie Rain Man (1988), and who was classified as a "mega-savant", a genius in about 15 different subjects, from history, literature, and geography to numbers, sports, music, and dates, but his motor skills were limited.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: November 11, 1951

 

Died: December 19, 2009

 

Location: Murray, Utah