The director of Top Gun and many other blockbuster films, committed suicide yesterday by jumping to his death from an L.A. bridge yesterday. He was 68.
Although further investigation will yield more information, what is being reported now is that the Scott, brother to famed film director Ridley Scott, jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge around 12:30pm. Officials that were first on the scene have said that there were suicide notes found in the car of Tony Scott’s Prius, which was found nearby the scene.
The director was known for directing such Hollywood classics as Top Gun, but also Beverly Hills II, Enemy of the State, and the more recent The Taking of Pelham 123. Media outlets are reporting that Scott allegedly had health concerns, but his family has released a statement already debunking these claims. Hollywood stars have already sent their condolences to the family, including actor Tom Cruise, who became a superstar after teaming with Scott to make Top Gun in the 80s.
More news will be released in the coming days.