Hollywood Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide
Hollywood director Tony Scott, who made such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun,Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, died Sunday after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles. A suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.
The 68-year-old Scott was the brother of producer and director Ridley Scott. The two brothers ran Scott Free Productions and were working jointly on a film called Killing Lincoln, based on the bestseller by Bill O’Reilly.
Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, was one of the highest-grossing films of 1986. The pair worked together again four years later on the hit film Days of Thunder.
Scott worked with Denzel Washington, in films like Unstoppable, Man on Fire, Deja Vu and The Taking of Pelham 123. His other notable films include True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy Of The State and Man on Fire among others.