Monday, August 20, 2012
Top Gun Director Tony Scott Dead in Apparent Suicide.
"Top Gun" director TONY SCOTT committed suicide yesterday, by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. He was 68. Witnesses say around 12:30 in the afternoon, he climbed a nine-foot fence and jumped, quote, "without hesitation." Police found a suicide note in his office, but there's no word what it said. It's not clear exactly where he jumped from, but the bridge is about 185 feet above the water. His body was retrieved by a diving team. Scott's other movies include "The Hunger", "Beverly Hills Cop 2", "Days of Thunder", "True Romance","Crimson Tide", "Enemy of the State", and the recent DENZEL WASHINGTON movie "Unstoppable". There's also been talk of him directing TOM CRUISE in a "Top Gun" SEQUEL.
Scott is the younger brother of director RIDLEY SCOTT. The two of them were co-producers of the TV shows "NUMB3RS" and "The Good Wife". They also produced the four-hour miniseries "Coma", which will air on A&E next month. Director RON HOWARD wrote on Twitter, quote, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day." And MICHAEL RAPAPORT, who was part of the HUGE "True Romance" cast, said, quote, "There hasn't been one day since it came out that someone doesn't say to me, 'I love 'True Romance''. Tony Scott was a sweet, enthusiastic, and loving man."