Tony Scott, director of such blockbusters as Top Gun, Crimson Tide and most recently Unstoppable, has apparently died Sunday afternoon from a suicide attempt after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.
According to the LA Times, authorities have reportedly pulled his body out of the water and found a suicide note inside his car. The Coroner’s Office is investigating the death as a suicide given that several witnesses saw Scott climb the fence and leap “without hesitation” to his death around 12:30PM ET.
The 68-year old filmmaker, brother of director Ridley Scott (Prometheus), also helmed True Romance, Enemy of the State, Beverly Hill Cops II and Man on Fire over a career than span more than four decades. Needless to say, this is a shocking and senseless breaking news. I know I haven’t always been taken by his movies as of late but this is absolutely tragic. What leads one of the most successful men in Hollywood to commit such thing, we will likely never know.
Our deepest condolences go to his loved ones.
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