Hollywood director Tony Scott, who directed such films as “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Enemy of the State” and “Crimson Tide,” committed suicide on Sunday afternoon (Aug19) by jumping off a Los Angeles bridge.
According to reports, 68-year-old Scott, who is also director Ridley Scott’s brother, jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island around 12:30pm.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn said a suicide note was found in Scott’s Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.
Authorities had to use sonar equipment to find Scott’s body. His body was recovered at approximately 4:30pm, about four hours after he jumped.
Photo: (AFP/File, Francois Guillot)