Famed director Tony Scott, who has helmed such films as ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Enemy of the State,’ committed suicide yesterday by jumping off a Los Angeles bridge, TMZ is reporting. The 68-year-old brother of ‘Prometheus’ filmmaker Ridley Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge around 12:30pm, the L.A. County Coroner has confirmed.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osbourn said a suicide note was found in Tony’s Toyota Prius. The car of the ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ director was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans San Pedro and Terminal Island. The suicide reportedly comes after Tony discovered he had inoperable brain cancer.
After receiving news of his brother’s death, Ridley was spotted this morning boarding a flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to L.A. Ridley was close to his brother, with whom he had co-produced several projects together, including the hit CBS show ‘The Good Wife.’
Written by: Karen Benardello