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'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« on: August 20, 2012, 12:58:12 AM »
'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/tony-scott-death.html



"Top Gun" director Tony Scott fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources.

His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials.

[For the record, 9:48 p.m. Aug. 19: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said a suicide note was found in Scott's car, which was parked on the bridge. In fact, the note found in his car listed contact information. Investigators later found a suicide note at his office.]

Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off.

The coroner's office identified him Sunday evening.

Scott was a respected action-movie director who also made "Enemy of the State," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "Crimson Tide."


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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 02:15:26 AM »
Just damn...
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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 02:42:56 AM »
Just damn...
Sad isn't it? I wonder if he had a terminal Illness or something :shrug:


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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 03:29:52 AM »
Oh no............ I liked his work... how sad!

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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 06:58:39 AM »
Enemy of the State.....one of my favorite movies.

Damn!
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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 03:28:59 PM »
Enemy of the State.....one of my favorite movies.

Damn!

He had an inoperable brain tumor! :(


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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 04:01:40 PM »
Tony Scott, director of "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Crimson Tide," had inoperable brain cancer, a source close to him told ABC News.

The famed director died Sunday after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities said.

Police said they received a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. that an individual had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The body was recovered around 3 p.m., when it was identified by authorities as Scott, according to Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today.

The Coroner's Office found several notes to loved ones in Scott's car, a spokesman told The Associated Press. A suicide note was later found at his office, according to the AP.

"I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time," Scott's spokesman, Simon Halls, said in a statement, according to the AP.

Scott, 68, was perhaps best known for directing "Top Gun," starring Tom Cruise in 1986, which went on to gross more than $300 million worldwide, according to IMDB.com. The duo worked again in the 1990 film "Days of Thunder."

The British-born director also frequently worked with Denzel Washington, most recently in the 2010 film "Unstoppable." They collaborated on four other films: "Crimson Tide," "Man on Fire," "Deja Vu" and "The Taking of Pelham 123."

Scott was the younger brother of producer and director Ridley Scott. Together, the brothers formed their own production company, Scott Free Productions. Their company produced the CBS dramas "NUMB3RS" and "The Good Wife."The 2012 blockbuster "Prometheus" was the latest film released by their production company.

Other Tony Scott films include "True Romance," written by Quentin Tarantino, "The Fan," with Robert De Niro, and "Enemy of the State," starring Will Smith.

In a tweet Sunday, director Ron Howard said, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."

"Most of the obits for Tony Scott will mention "Top Gun" first, but my favorite will always be "True Romance." RIP," tweeted film critic Richard Roeper.

Scott was survived by his wife, Donna, and their twin sons.


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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 09:15:25 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 09:27:55 PM »


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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 09:28:38 PM »
geez...I never thought his movies were that bad......maybe this came from long and short term exposure to Cruiseology.....

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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 10:01:37 PM »
I guess it is possible he did, but did not disclose it to anyone.

Either way, the autopsy will say one way or the other.
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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 10:07:05 PM »


You had me till "Prius".   
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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 12:32:05 AM »
Internal demons finally got the better of him; that's a shame.

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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 08:51:14 AM »
Has ABC News reported yet that a Tea Party member pushed Scott off the bridge?
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Re: 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 02:39:34 PM »
Has ABC News reported yet that a Tea Party member pushed Scott off the bridge?

Give them time, I am certain they are probably investigating the person who reported seeing him on the bridge and climbing the fence and jumping and any day will make the connection /s


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