Director Tony Scott Dies in Apparent Suicide at Age 68
08.20.12 by Mandy
Director Tony Scott died on Sunday after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA. The Los Angeles County coroner's office is planning an autopsy, and the LAPD is investigating the death as well.
The 68-year-old had directed many noteworthy action movies, including Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, and Man on Fire. He was also successful with his work in television being an executive producer of both Numb3rs and The Good Wife. At the time of his death, Scott had just completed work on Out of the Furnace, a drama he produced that stars Christian Bale; the movie will be released next year.
Though he and his brother Ridley Scott both became Hollywood success stories, the British pair had humble beginnings. They were born to working-class parents in northern England.
The Hollywood community has already begun to share their grief and remembrances. Director Ron Howard tweeted, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day," and Jon Favreau added, "Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."