Tony Scott, Famed Director of 'Top Gun,' Commits Suicide, Jumps Off L.A. Bridge

1944 -- 2012
Tony Scott and wife Donna Scott Death Suicide
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The director behind Hollywood blockbusters Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Man on Fire and Beverly Hills Cop II jumped to his death off a bridge in San Pedro, Calif., on Sunday, the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed.

68-year-old British film director Tony Scott -- also a co-producer of CBS' The Good Wife and NUMB3RS -- climbed a fence on the south side of the the Vincent Thomas Bridge's apex and jumped off without hesitation about 12:30 p.m., according to the website Daily Breeze.

A suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn told the publication.

Scott, the brother and producing partner of Ridley Scott, is married to actress Donna Scott. The couple have twin boys.

Officers from the LAPD, the CHP and the U.S. Coast Guard worked together to pull Scott's body from the water and bring it to a dock in Wilington, where it was turned over to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

UPDATE at 9.49 p.m.: The L.A. Times is now reporting investigators found a note in his car, which was parked on the bridge. That note listed contact information. They later found a suicide note at his office.



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  • Alesandra

    Come on people have some compassion. Just because you are successful does not mean that you don't fear the cruel and unusual decay of the body (which includes your organs) when you have inorperable brain cancer. Especially if you are a man and have been the independent and confident bread winner of the family, the last thing you want is for your family to watch you wither away helplessly while your family can only watch. I am positive that this man wanted no simpathy from anyone and he felt desperate and alone when he climbed on that bridge and took that plunge to his death. It is obvious he wanted to end his life that day because he even left a suicide note at his office and another one in his car for identification. He wanted there to be no mistake about who jumped into that dirty water in San Pedro, California. Rest in Peace, Tony Scott. I hope it is a beautiful place for you on the other side and forgive all for what they think of you now for they know not what they say until God forbid it happens to them.

  • Timmy

    Was he married to Brook Hogan?

  • Timmy

    OH poor me .. im so rich and famous .. its all to hard to take .. boo hoo .. I think that wife pushed him

  • Martin Lopez
    Martin Lopez

    This is so sad! I wonder why he did it?


    i always respected him for his American action drama film "TOP GUN" !!!