Director Tony Scott Dead After Jumping From Bridge

Tony Scott Dead

Tragic news: British filmmaker Tony Scott, who directed films including Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Man On Fire, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and 2010's Unstoppable, died today after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge between San Pedro and Terminal Island, multiple sources confirm. "Scott, 68, climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge's apex and leapt off 'without hesitation' around 12:30 p.m., according to the Coroner's Department and port police... A suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge," reported The Daily Breeze.

Earlier in the day reports of a man jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge hit the web, although Scott's identity was not confirmed until later Sunday evening.

Scott, who had recently produced brother Ridley Scott's Prometheus, had a number of upcoming films in production including Chan-wook Park's Stoker, Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace, and Ridley's Prometheus 2. The Scott brothers also produced the TV series Coma, which is set to debut September 4.

Scott made his directorial debut with 1983's The Hunger; Top Gun 2 was one of his next projects in development.

More info to come...

[Daily Breeze]



Comments

  • max says:

    Very tragic. What was so deeply troubling this talented man? Many of his films are in my favorites list.

  • CoronaAdvances says:

    R.I.P. Tony Scott

  • Jake says:

    An extremely talented director. I always tell people that no one can do what Tony Scott can do. The visual style he created late in his career was distinctive, powerful and hard to simulate. From Spy Game on, he truly became an auteur.

    We lost one of the good ones.

    • Jake says:

      Also, this suicide certainly makes Man on Fire all the more intriguing with Denzel's character attempting suicide unsuccessfully in that film. That scene always felt so extreme, but was Scott exercising some demons?

  • AD says:

    Terribly sad news, condolences to the Ridley and the rest of the Scott family.

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