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Tony Scott, Director of "Top Gun" Jumps off Bridge

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Deadline has independently confirmed with the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office that 68-year-old Anthony Davis Scott, better known in Hollywood as Tony Scott, was pronounced dead around 3 PM. He jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island. The Coroner’s Office told Deadline it is being investigated as a suicide with no indication it was anything but a suicide.

PREVIOUS: The local Daily Breeze newspaper is quoting Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials as saying that the 68-year-old British film director jumped to his death today from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island. Tony Scott is known for such Hollywood blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder,” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “The Taking of Pelham 123,” as well as ScottFree Productions which producers TV shows like The Good Wife with his brother Ridley Scott. Tony Scott climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge’s apex and leaped “without hesitation” around 12:30 PM, according to the Coroner’s Department and port police quoted by the newspaper. A suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, as U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn told the Daily Breeze. Earlier today Deadline was alerted that “an older gentlemen who people recognized from either movies and/or TV tried to jump off a pier” and that the attempt was not successful”.

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Hmmm, I wonder if there was anything leading up to this? Any information regarding mental instability beforehand, etc.?

In any case, RIP.

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Whoa, that's crazy. Suicide at 68? Yikes, after all the great work he did too. Bummer.

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http://www.imdb.com/.../nm0001716/news

There's another story on imdb about Tom Cruise doing research for a possible Top Gun sequel that I hadn't heard about before, sad to think that's not possible any more, it's such an iconic film. Very sad.

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It's being reported Tony had inoperable brain cancer.

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If that's true, I can't say I blame him. He wanted to go out on his own terms, and I respect him for that.

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Good for him.

Shoulda been a bit more creative imo.

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This is sad news. According to Wikipedia, the rumours that he had a tumor are not true.

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