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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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antijemima    

Too bad. RIP

713 days ago
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thisiswhatihavetosay    

wow. i blame tom cruise.

713 days ago
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Calinative    

This is just terrible. He was truly a great director, I enjoyed his films. I hope it wasn't because of some business deal gone awry. He will be missed.

713 days ago
4.

LuisMiFan    

Man, what in the hell is going on? May he RIP.

713 days ago
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LDB    

Maybe he got tired of hearing about the kardashians on a daily basis

713 days ago
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buzz kill    

GERONIMOOOOOOOOOO!

713 days ago
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Meggie24    

How awful. And what a violent and painful way to decide to end your life too. My heart goes out to his family & friends. Hope you're at peace now Tony & thanks for the great films.

713 days ago
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Patricia Filmmaker Tone    

OMG!!! WHHAATTT???

713 days ago
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kinga    

True Romance was suchj an under-appreciated movie RIP.

713 days ago
10.

LDB    

If only he just took swimming lessons...

713 days ago
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Criss    

Damn! I wonder why he did it.

713 days ago
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rosebudsmother    

How very very sad...

713 days ago
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Gary Middleton    

I wish more 68 year olds would do this. Could solve the Medicare funding crisis. Thanks for taking one for the team, Tony!

713 days ago
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Mike    

Top Gun wasn't that bad...

Still, R.I.P. Tony. Such a waste.

713 days ago
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thehoch    

When I see people on any internet website make light of someone's tragic and sad demise I honestly don't understand. This man was once someone's little child...someone's brother or sister, cousin, father and friend. What gets someone to this low point is beyond me, but whatever it is, people need to be more compassionate, loving, and understanding, because by doing so, you might save someone's life. A smile and a hug goes a long way! RIP Tony!

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