Sunday, 19 August 2012

RIP: ‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Dead in Apparent Suicide

Tony Scott, director of Top Gun and brother of Prometheus director Ridley Scott, has died from what appears to be suicide after jumping from the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach, California, around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Wrap has reported that the 68-year-old British-born director’s identity had been confirmed by Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Joe Bell. The U.S. Coast Guard found a suicide note in Scott’s vehicle, parked on the eastbound lane of the bridge. Scott climbed the apex at the south side of the bridge and jumped “without hesitation.” Details of the suicide note have not been released.
Tony Scott’s recent projects included Unstoppable with Denzel Washington and Prometheus, on which he was a producer. Scott also had many TV credits in his career, including The Good Wife.
Tony Scott is survived by his wife, Donna Scott, and two children. Our condolences go out to the Scott family. This is truly a tragedy and the entertainment world will be impacted by this great loss.

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