Tony Scott : The Top Gun of action movies
The 68-year-old Tony Scott died this Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge. It was a puzzling end for a filmmaker who had maintained a busy pace, with a sequel to Top Gun, his biggest hit, in the works.hollywood Updated: Aug 21, 2012 17:10 IST
Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, and the brother of producer-director Ridley Scott, died on Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge, authorities said.
Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.
The 68-year-old Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles, authorities said.
Scott's black Toyota Prius was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.
According to witnesses, Tony jumped off the bridge in San Pedro Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Times earlier reported that a suicide note was found in Scott's car. However, the paper later clarified that it was just a note listing the contact information.
Shekhar Kapur @shekharkapur
RIP Director #TonyScott (Top Gun) commits suicide. What a great n successful talent. 2 wonderful kids.
Karan Johar @kjohar25
RIP TONY SCOTT....your true romance with cinema will live on forever....
Ronit Roy @RonitBoseRoy
What!! Tony scott jumps of a bridge to his death!!! Shocking! Why? Does anyone have details?
Ranvir Shorey @RanvirShorey
Shocked to read about Tony Scott. The mysteries of the human heart. #RIP #wtf
Sujoy Ghosh @sujoy_g
how much I learnt from watching films of TONY SCOTT. no body blended style and pace better..
Ehsaan Noorani @EhsaanSEL
Tony Scott has gone into the light too ....... whats going on
Terrible news about Tony Scott ending his own life…big fan of his big ticket Hollywood pictures…what a way to go! Sad.
Atul kasbekar @atulkasbekar
Dir Tony Scott passed away. Huge Filmography but if u haven't seen 'True Romance', do yourself a favour n see it asap. Pure Genius.
The Hunger (1983)
Top Gun (1986)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Days of Thunder (1990)
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
True Romance (1993)
Crimson Tide (1995)
The Fan (1996)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Spy Game (2001)
Man on Fire (2004)
Déjà Vu (2006)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
(With inputs from IANS and AP)
First Published: Aug 20, 2012 09:54 IST