The Real Rain Man Dead at 58

Salt Lake City “mega-savant” inspired Oscar-winning film starrting Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise

Last Updated: December 22, 2009 @ 2:37 PM

Kim Peek, the real Rain Man whose almost unimaginable powers of memory were coupled with severe disabilities and who inspired the Oscar-winning film role played by Dustin Hoffman, has died of a heart attack in his home town of Salt Lake City, aged 58.

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