Director Tony Scott Dead After Jumping From Bridge
Tony Scott Commits Suicide, Jumps From L.A. Bridge
Sad news ... director Tony Scott is dead after committing suicide on Sunday.
Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, leaving behind a suicide note, a wife and two sons, plus an amazing film legacy.
Scott is the director behind Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, Unstoppable, True Romance, and Enemy of the State.
He was 68 years old.
Several calls to 911 at 12:35 p.m. reported that a man had jumped from the bridge, Los Angeles police Lt. Tim Nordquist reported.
His body was pulled from the water several hours later by a police dive team.
Scott left a note, listing contact information, in his black Toyota Prius, which was parked at the bridge. Investigators later found a suicide note at his office.
Scott's brother, Ridley Scott, is also a famous director, and the two owned a company called Scott Free Productions.
His rep released the following statement: "I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time."
Director Ron Howard tweeted Sunday, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."
Scott leaves behind a wife, actress Donna Scott, and their twin sons.