Movie director Tony Scott committed suicide as he fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials. A note found in his car listed contact information. Investigators later found a suicide note at his office. Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off. The coroner’s office identified him Sunday evening.
British-born Scott, brother of Alien director Ridley, shot to fame in the 1980s with a string of action films. He directed hit movies like Top Gun, Days Of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, Enemy Of The State, Spy Game, Taking Of Pelham 123 & Unstoppable. He was the younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott. At the time of his death, he was rumoured to be working with Tom Cruise on a sequel to Top Gun.
Anthony D. L. “Tony” Scott (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)