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Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide, Jumps From Bridge

Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide, Jumps From Bridge

Famed director Tony Scott has died after jumping to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday (August 19) in San Pedro, Calif.

The 68-year-old director (and the younger brother of fellow director Ridley Scott) jumped from the bridge at around 12:30pm and left a suicide note in his car, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, according to TMZ.

Tony had directed such films as Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Spy Game, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123, and most recently, Unstoppable. He was also slated to direct a sequel to Top Gun.

We send our condolences to Tony‘s family and friends at this difficult time.

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30 Responses to “Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide, Jumps From Bridge”

  1. 1
    WOW Says:

    RIP

  2. 2
    allie Says:

    incredibly sad – i don’t think this should be on gossip sites though.

  3. 3
    Kora Says:

    Wow…. This is crazy! You would think that someone like him would be and feel at the top of the world… Goes to show that you never know what’s happening in people’s lives. Hope he’s is peace now

  4. 4
    im Says:

    hope he’s in a better place (and i hope everyone can be mature on this thread)

  5. 5
    hmmm Says:

    what???? this is so sad…hollywood is a tough place smh

  6. 6
    creed Says:

    oh wow. I am in shock. I really liked this guy. He was incredibly talented. Condolences to Ridley Scott and the rest of Tony Scotts family

  7. 7
    ausangel Says:

    So sad. My prayers go out to his friends and family.

  8. 8
    Kirsten Says:

    Wow, i am so shocked. He sure was a talented filmmaker who seemed like everything was going well for him. My deepest condelescences to his family.

  9. 9
    bahha black sheep Says:

    RIP Good director

  10. 10
    Guy Says:

    This just saddens me because although many people overcome their issues there are many who suffer so intensly but look perfectly normal on the outside. I wish things could have been different for him but at least he is at peace now, prayers and thoughts with the family. Rest in peace.

  11. 11
    DB Says:

    I wonder if he was perhaps ill? Disease?

    Regardless, very tragic.

  12. 12
    Kilem Says:

    The world loses too many innocent souls to mental illness. RIP.

    (I’d like to know if he was a Scientologist…that might explain a lot.)

  13. 13
    Sheigh Says:

    OMG! I’m speechless! So tragical!
    It was so talented!
    RIP!

  14. 14
    intric8 Says:

    WHAT THE HELL!!!!!! WHY? Oh, come on man.

  15. 15
    Tiffany Says:

    May he RIP! He almost lived a full life, at 68 years old.

  16. 16
    embryonic Says:

    I loved your work Tony, many of us did

  17. 17
    may Says:

    oh no!! how sad for his family

  18. 18
    stefy Says:

    I can’t belive that!!!..WHY?????…

  19. 19
    J Says:

    Rest in peace, Tony.

  20. 20
    Jason Says:

    according to early reports, He had a helpless advanced case of brain cancer

    RIP

  21. 21
    lizzie Says:

    So very sad. He did so much brilliant work, True Romance for one. It’s shocking to think that someone could be pushed to such place but at least now maybe he’ll find some peace.

  22. 22
    Kristen Stewart-Trampire Says:

    OMG thi sis so shocking and I totally still in deep shocked……..

    R.I.P :(

  23. 23
    Nancy Says:

    Wow . . . RIP. So sad.

  24. 24
    Intric8 Says:

    True romance was always my favorite film of his. Im so sad

  25. 25
    L Says:

    Rest In Peace

  26. 26
    dooliloo Says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  27. 27
    gillian Says:

    RIP. That’a heavy for Tom Cruise too. They planned Top Gun2 and now this project needs to be dropped at least for a while.

  28. 28
    Rocky Says:

    @im:

    ITAWU. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

  29. 29
    icecream Says:

    Sad & shocking. Love both Scott brother’s films, thoughts with his wife, kids & the rest of his family. So sad.

  30. 30
    CF98 Says:

    He had inoperable brain cancer if that’s the case I don’t blame him for what he did.

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