Director/Producer Tony Scott was found dead Sunday afternoon from an apparent suicide. The Daily Breeze reported that Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge close to Long Beach, CA. They have suggested that police found a suicide not left his vehicle but that has not been confirmed.
Scott is best known for his directing duties in Top Gun with Tom Cruise, Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy, to Unstoppable and The Taking of Pelham 123, etc with Denzel Washington. He was also a major producing force in Scott Free Productions along with his brother Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Prometheus, Gladiator). Together they have been a major force in bringing so many great films (Days of Thunder, Man on Fire, Crimson Tide) and shows to television (The Good Wife, Numb3rs, Gettysburg).
So sad to see that things weren’t going well for him that he felt he had to take his own life. The 68-year-old is survived by a wife, 2 children and a brother.