Director Tony Scott Dies In An Apparent Suicide

Tony Scott


Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott and director of such action classics as "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide," died yesterday (August 19) after an apparent suicide. Scott reportedly jumped from a suspension near San Pedro, California. He was 68 years-old.

The LAPD told Deadline that they received a 911 call at 12:35 p.m. about a man parking his car in an eastbound lane of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, scaling a fence, and leaping off the bridge "without hesitation."

It was also reported that Scott left a suicide note in his parked car.

Scott had been developing a "Top Gun" sequel with the original's star Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

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