Director And Producer Tony Scott Dead Following Apparent Suicide

Director and producer Tony Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California Sunday, falling to his death.

Los Angeles Port Police pulled the 68-year-old’s body from the water. His identity was confirmed later that day by a coroner.

The Los Angeles Times reports that “witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, about 12:30 p.m. Then he scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said.”

Scott’s car was found with a note listing contact information, as well as a suicide note, the contents of which has not been made public.

Perhaps best known for his work on popular actions films like Top Gun and Crimson Tide, Scott had been working on a film adaption of Killing Lincoln along with his brother, Ridley Scott.

h/t The Los Angeles Times

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