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Director Tony Scott

Commits Suicide

Jumps Off L.A. Bridge

8/19/2012 8:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Famed director Tony Scott -- who directed "Top Gun" among many other major films -- jumped to his death today off an L.A. bridge ... this according to the L.A. County Coroner.

According to the Coroner, 68-year-old Scott -- Ridley Scott's brother -- jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island around 12:30pm.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn said a suicide note was found in Scott's Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.

Scott directed such films as "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Enemy of the State," and "The Taking of Pelham 123."

Authorities used sonar equipment to find Scott's body in the port's murky waters. His body was recovered at approximately 4:30pm ... four hours after he jumped.

His body has since been turned over to coroner officials.

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31.

Metta Worldhate    

Quitter. Life is good, you dick. Supplement testosterone, don't give up, Homie.

709 days ago
32.

Jodi    

Oh my lord. What in the world was going on in his life that drove him to jump off a bridge. You never know what is going in a person's mind. My condolences to his family.

709 days ago
33.

Jody    

Very sad. I wonder if he was diagnosed with a serious disease or something?

Very sad

709 days ago
34.

Gucci    

Some of you aholes think you are being funny but in reality, you suck.

709 days ago
35.

tucker    

I hate to think of someone being in that much pain and so desperate to end it. I hope he's finally found peace.

709 days ago
36.

Arnie    

Maybe he watched this video and couldn't handle what he saw?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQVlVHsFF8

709 days ago
37.

Adolf    

Rest in pieces...

709 days ago
38.

jon ludmer    

GOD BLESS TONY SCOTT. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF SEEING TOP GUN PREMIERE AT PARAMOUNT STUDIOS. THE TECH HAD PUT THE GREAT SOUNTRACK TOO LOUD. AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER OR SOME OTHER PRODUCER WENT UPSTAIRS TO TELL THE TECH TO TURN IT DOWN. A MEMORY OF TOP GUN AT PARAMOUNT STUDIOS. GOD BLESS. JON

709 days ago
39.

Martin    

Damn sad. Enemy of The State was one expertly crafted movies. Huge loss.

R.I.P.

709 days ago
40.

.    

TONY SCOTT made the best Espionage-Action movies.
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His movies were always very authentic & well researched.

709 days ago
41.

drdre    

too many people taking their lives these days...what is going on? RIP

709 days ago
42.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Probably received terminal news from his Dr.

709 days ago
43.

kim    

Really sad story. And think he jumped off that bridge...... just driving over it makes me want to cry. I can't imagine standing on the edge of it. RIP Mr. Scott :o(

709 days ago
44.

Belizeanborn    

It is unfortunate that what he will be known for the way he died and not for his movies and that was a choice he made.

709 days ago
45.

venicementor    

What's with all the sarcastic and nasty comments? Are we breeding a classless society? This is a tragedy and some of your comments are disgusting and totally out of line. RIP Mr. Scott.

709 days ago
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