LOS ANGELES -- Tony Scott, director of blockbusters Top Gun
and Days of Thunder
, jumped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, authorities said.
According to the Associated Press, Scott, 68, climbed a fence on the bridge and jumped around 12:30 p.m. One report quoted a coroner's report that said Scott jumped "without hesitation."
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn told the Daily Breeze
that a suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.
Scott was director of Tom Cruise's Top Gun
, as well as Beverly Hills Cop II
and the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Known for his trademark red baseball cap, the British-born Scott was the brother of director Ridley Scott, and the two shared producing credits on the CBS dramas The Good Wife
. alh1020: He also directed The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire and Deja Vu to mention a few more along with a slew of other famous top of the line TV programs he was the executive producer for. Sad loss. Director Tony Scott jumps to death from bridge