Kim Peek "the real Rain Man" died

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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.

Peek has been called a "mega-savant" for his ability to memorise to the word up to 12,000 books, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. He could read two pages in about 10 seconds – the right page with his right eye and the left simultaneously with his left eye...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/22/kim-peek-rain-man-dies

A day or so ago Kim Peek the man that Dustin Hoffman's character was based on in the film Rain Man died at his home. Although the film was moderately interesting it didn't begin to capture what a fascinating guy he was and how through the devotion and care of his father he managed to change expectations for people with severe disabilities. RIP.

Here is an a really great docu. that shows what a fascinating person he was.

 
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/22/kim-peek-rain-man-dies

A day or so ago Kim Peek the man that Dustin Hoffman's character was based on in the film Rain Man died at his home. Although the film was moderately interesting it didn't begin to capture what a fascinating guy he was and how through the devotion and care of his father he managed to change expectations for people with severe disabilities. RIP.

Here is an a really great docu. that shows what a fascinating person he was.


A wonderful man, an inspiration, and teacher of so many things we don't understand about the human mind.

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