Top Gun Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide
August 20, 2012
Tony Scott, best known as the director of Top Gun, killed himself on Sunday after jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles.
According to the Daily Mail, Tony Scott, 68, jumped to his death at around 12:30 on Sunday and witnesses say the famous director did not hesitate. He simply walked onto the Vincent Thomas Bridge, climbed the fence, and jumped.
Police report that Tony left a list of important contacts inside his car and a suicide note was later found in his office. No reason for his death has been released as of yet.
Tony is the younger brother of Academy Award winning director Ridley Scott. The two brothers are highly respected in Hollywood.
Other famous movies directed by Tony Scott include Days of Thunder, Enemy of the State, The Fan, True Romance, and The Taking of Pelham 123.
Tony leaves behind a wife and two sons.
Our thoughts go out to Tony’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
UPDATE (8/20/2012 @ 4:37PM EST):
TMZ is reporting that Tony Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer and that is what pushed him to commit suicide.
Apparently, he didn’t want to suffer anymore.
That’s so sad…
UPDATE 2 (8/21/2012 @8:54 AM EST):
People is reporting that Tony Scott’s family has denied claims that the deceased director was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
Sources close to the family have stated that Tony suffered from bouts of depression and that may have been a more likely reason behind his sudden death.
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