Director Tony Scott committed suicide Sunday afternoon by jumping from Los Angeles’ Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 68 years old.
According to witnesses, Scott, who has directed such films as Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and Crimson Tide, scaled the bridge’s safety fence and jumped off without hesitation. Authorities later found a suicide note in Scott’s car though they have not revealed its contents.
Born in North Shields, England, Tony followed the path of older brother and director Ridley Scott. Tony’s director credits include True Romance, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123, and Unstoppable, among others.
Scott also worked as a producer, most recently on Prometheus, which brother Ridley directed. According to the Times, Scott just finished producing Out of the Furnace and Stoker and as preparing to take on Ion, an upcoming science-fiction drama.
Tony Scott leaves behind a wife, actress and model Donna Wilson Scott, and twin sons. The family confirmed the death and asks that their privacy be respected at this time.
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