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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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61.

rsmik    

Let's not jump to any conclusions

772 days ago
62.

JoeyBing    

DAMN IT ALL!!!!

NOW I'M NEVER GOING TO

772 days ago
63.

JoeyBing    

DAMN IT ALL!!!

There goes my Warrior's re-make!!!

772 days ago
64.

StanSki    

I knew it! I knew it! They got him. His brother would play along so they used Tony as an example. Never cross the jews! Never!!

772 days ago
65.

rainbow4321    

Damn, so sad. As another poster said, the imdb info on him shows he had ALOT going on, now and in the years to come. Also, a link to an LA Times article said that they were correcting their initial report...the actual suicide note was found at his office, the paper in his car had a list of contact numbers, I assume for the police to call once his body was found/ID'd. So sad.

772 days ago
66.

Jesus Diaz    

he found out their remaking top gun

772 days ago
67.

xmen171    

A great director and a tragic loss. My heart goes out to all those who knew and worked with him over the years. A very sad day for the entire world of motion pictures. Rest in peace, Mr. Scott. You will not be forgotten.

772 days ago
68.

OooooNooo!    

Why jump off a bridge? Ties up traffic, Coast Guard spends hours trying to find the body. Idiot. Kill yourself wihout making a mess and without dragging the rest of in with it.

772 days ago
69.

get a life ho    

It's so sad no one could have intervened and stopped him .
At 12 noon it's busy and there must have been many witnesses .,., tragic .,.,RIP

772 days ago
70.

Brooke    

Sad. RIP :'(

772 days ago
71.

B    

Sad story. I guess it's fitting such a significant staple in cinema when out in a big way. Go big and go home.

772 days ago
72.

Metta Worldhate    

What a jerk.

772 days ago
73.

CC    

Shucky darn.........
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BTW, how's Goose doing?

772 days ago
74.

ExLADA    

Posters on the CNN website are saying he had inoperable brain cancer. Have no idea how they know this, has anybody else heard this?

772 days ago
75.

Denise    

Why do people find suicide the only answer? Guess we'll never know ~ certainly do pray for his family and friends as they deal with Mr. Scott's death.

772 days ago
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