A relative says Kim Peek, the man who inspired the title character in the Oscar-winning movie "Rain Man," has died. He was 58.
Fran Peek says his son had a heart attack Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray.
Peek was a savant with a remarkable memory. Fran Peek says his son could read a book just once and memorize it.
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Kim Peek inspired Barry Morrow when he wrote "Rain Man," the movie that won four Academy Awards, including best actor for Dustin Hoffman, who played the title role.
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