The 911 call placed moments after ‘Top Gun’ helmer Tony Scott jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge in August has been publicly released, TMZ is reporting. One of the callers to 911, who sounded calm throughout her conversation with the 911 operator, said she witnessed the entire suicide. She described the man, who she said was at the highest point of the bridge, as a bald white man who appeared to be in his 30s.
The caller also told the operator, “we’re driving on the Vincent Thomas Bridge and there’s a man who just jumped off the bridge into the ocean.” Another caller also called 911 before Scott jumped, and described the director’s climb to the top of the bridge.
The 68-year-old Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge on August 19 in full view of several boaters in broad daylight. The filmmaker left a suicide note in his car, but it didn’t explain why he jumped to his death.
Several reports about what caused Scott to jump immediately surfaced after his death was publicly revealed. One alleged reason was that he had brain cancer, but his family denied the claims.
Written by: Karen Benardello