‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Had Inoperable Brain Tumor (REPORT)

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In the wake of reports that director Tony Scottcommitted suicide on Sunday, sources are now telling ABC News that the director of such movies as Top Gun and Man on Fire had inoperable brain cancer.

The report came less than a day after Scott, 68, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, in Los Angeles.

According to the AP, Scott’s body was discovered around 3PM, shortly after a phone call was placed to 911, at 12:30PM.

A spokesperson for Scott, Simon Halls, confirmed his death shortly after, saying, “I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time.”


A suicide note was said to have been found inside Scott’s office. Notes to loved ones were found inside Scott’s car, as well.

Scott became best known in the mid-’80s after working with Tom Cruise on such movies as Top Gun and Days of Thunder.


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He later worked with Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington on a series of movies, from Man on Fire to Unstoppable.

Scott, the younger brother of director Ridley Scott, was also known for his work on television, producing such shows as The Good Wife.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).