Hollywood has lost a great director, Tony Scott. Scott jumped off a bridge on Sunday, and the authorities are calling it an apparent suicide. The director was 68 years old. He is best known for directing movies such as Top Gun and Crimson Tide.
Scott’s body was found after his jump from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. The Los Angeles Times reports that contact information found inside his car led authorities to a suicide note in his office. He is survived by his wife, Donna Scott, and their two twin boys, Frank and Max.
Celebrities in Hollywood tweeted their sadness.
Ron Howard: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Peter Fonda: “Wow! Such sadness. Tony Scott, brilliant film director died. Man On Fire! Great motion picture w/ Denzel Washington.”
Jon Favreau: “Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
Dane Cook: “Devastated by the death of Tony Scott. Just watched True Romance 1 of my top 5 fav movies ever a few nights ago. #RIP.”
Samuel L. Jackson: “Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott’s life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!”
Dominic Monaghan: “’I didn’t…understand what you said’ – my favorite moment from Beverly Hills Cop. #Tonyscott #RIPtonyscott”
Simon Pegg: “So sad to hear about Tony Scott. A master of grand action, nail biting pace and atmosphere. A real loss to film making.”
Chris Rock: “Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire. ‘I wish you had more time.’”
Rest in peace Tony Scott. We send our condolences to his family.