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VCURamFan 08-20-2012 07:05 PM

Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide at Age 68
 
What a tragic end for such a fantastic director:

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LA's Daily Breeze is reporting (and now confirmed by other outlets) that director Tony Scott jumped to his death on Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner's officials, Scott (68) climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge's apex and leapt off "without hesitation" around 12:30 p.m.

Investigators found a note in Scott's black Toyota Prius which listed contact information. A suicide note was later found at his office.

A spokesman for the Scott family said: "I can confirm that Mr. Scott has indeed passed away. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time."

Scott is known for directing such films as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123 and most recently, Unstoppable.

Scott and his older brother, Ridley Scott, also produced films and such TV dramas as "Numb3rs" and "The Good Wife." The pair recently wrapped "Coma," a four-hour, two-night medical thriller starring Ellen Burstyn set for release next month on A&E.

Scott was married to actress Donna Scott. They have twin sons.

UPDATE: ABC News is reporting that "Tony Scott, director of 'Top Gun,' 'Days of Thunder' and 'Crimson Tide,' had inoperable brain cancer, a source close to him told ABC News."

Bonnie 08-20-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by VCURamFan (Post 194061)
What a tragic end for such a fantastic director:

Wow. Do you think he was thinking (because of the brain tumor), "I'm going to decide how and when I go out?" :unsure:

Neezar 08-20-2012 09:18 PM

Geez! I would have thought to find a less painful way to go. :cry:

VCURamFan 08-20-2012 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnie (Post 194067)
Wow. Do you think he was thinking (because of the brain tumor), "I'm going to decide how and when I go out?" :unsure:

I think so. Seems to me that it was a last desperate act of a man who was faced with what must have seemed a hopeless situation. Without a hope in Christ, it must be a very bleak diagnosis to face.


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