Need to find this movie. Can only remember this scene. Can anyone help me?

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There's this scene of a mentally disabled man walking down the stairs of his apartment complex and he passes the lady at the front desk. I remember him passing her several times throughout the movie and everytime he does, he is more intelligent than before. I believe he was getting experimented on by scientist. And this caused him to get smart so rapidly. Spoiler alert, he died at the end. I saw this movie as a child and cannot remember the name. Can anyone help me?
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it might help if you could give a year range.
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I've never seen it, so I don't know about the front-desk scene, but perhaps it's the 2000 TV movie version of the story "Flowers for Algernon," which was earlier adapted into the movie "Charly" (1968), with Cliff Robertson. He didn't die in that one, but perhaps he does in the TV movie version: