‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide
Tony Scott, a well respected director in Hollywood committed suicide yesterday by jumping off an L.A. bridge. The L.A. County Coroner says that Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge around 12:30pm. A suicide note was found in Scott’s Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.
Authorities used sonar equipment to search for Scott’s body in the water. They ended up retrieving his body at around 4:30pm. A witness actually saw the 68-year-old director jump off the bridge, the witness quickly called 911 to report the incident.
Tony has directed a number of major films. Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop ll, Enemy of the State and most recently Unstoppable with Denzel Washington. Scott was the kind of director who just knew what the audience wanted to see. He was never a big award winner, but his movies were always a big hit in theaters. Scott really loved to put out films that were filled with action, entertaining the audience was his passion.
A publicist for the family confirmed the death and said, “The family asks for privacy at this time.”