Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, dead at 68Posted 11:43 pm on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 by Mark Pacis
Very sad news to report today, as Tony Scott, director of such movies as Top Gun, Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide, and Man on Fire, has died of an apparent suicide. Various reports have said that Scott at 12:30 PM today climbed a fence on the south side of the Vincent Thomas bridge and leapt “without hesitation” to his death. Authorities were using sonar equipment to find Scott’s body in the murky waters. Divers finally recovered his body at around 4:30 PM.
According to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn, a suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius. The car was found on the eastbound lanes of the Vincent Thomas bridge.
Born in June 21, 1944, Anthony “Tony” Scott was the younger brother of Ridley Scott. He also directed Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise, Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy, and recently Unstoppable with Denzel Washington. He was currently developing Top Gun 2 with Tom Cruise at the time.
I personally have loved a lot of his movies and I am very saddened by this news. Tony was one of my favorite directors, and I hope wherever he is now, that he has found peace from whatever was troubling him. RIP Tony Scott, you will be missed.
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