Tony Scott, ‘Top Gun’ Director, Jumps to His Death from Bridge

Tony Scott, probably best known for directing “Top Gun”, “Crimson Tide” and other blockbuster movies, committed suicide on Sunday by jumping from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbour.

Witnesses saw 68 year old Scott park his car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge and jumping into the water at around lunch time on Sunday. Lieutenant Joe Bale, a watch commander for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said that the body was recovered a short time later in the harbour and identified as Scott. Bale added that there was no immediate evidence of foul play.

Scott, younger brother of director and producer Ridley Scott, was born in Northumberland, England and is credited with directing over two dozen movies and producing nearly fifty. While his most famous work is “Top Gun” and “Crimson Tide”, his directing credits also include “Beverly Hills Cop II” and the more recent Denzel Washington action movie, “Unstoppable”.

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