Top Gun director Tony Scott dies after jumping from bridge in LA

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  • Veteran director jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday

    Veteran director Tony Scott has died after jumping from a bridge in LA on Sunday afternoon.

    The British-born director was famous for classic films Top Gun and Enemy of the State.

    According to authorities, the brother of Ridley Scott jumped from the south side of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro ‘without hesitation’.

    A suicide note was later found in his office.

    Stars have paid tribute to the director. Actor Elijah Wood said, on hearing about Scott’s suicide: ‘Awful news about Tony Scott, rest in peace.’

    While director Ron Howard tweeted: ‘No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day’.

    Ivan Dunleavy, chief executive of Pinewood studios in Shepperton, released this statement: ‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic news that Tony Scott has died. He was not only an incredibly gifted filmmaker and ambassador for the UK film industry, he was a significant part of the history of Shepperton Studios.

    ‘He directed some of the most successful films of all times and at Shepperton these included The Hunger (1981), Spy Game (2001) and Tony most recently produced Prometheus (2012) directed by his brother Ridley. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.’

    The 68-year-old leaves behind his third wife Donna and their two twin sons.


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