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  • 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge

    08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 139 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-19-12
    "Top Gun" director Tony Scott fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials. Investigators found a suicide note in his car, which was parked on the bridge. Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off. The coroner's office identified him Sunday evening. Scott was a respected action-movie director who also made "Enemy...
  • Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dies in Apparent Suicide

    08/19/2012 9:31:36 PM PDT · by I Drive Too Fast · 22 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 08/19/2012 | By Tim Molloy & Sharon Waxman | The Wrap – 10 minutes ago
    Director Tony Scott died in an apparent suicide Sunday by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach, Calif. He was 68. Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Joe Bell told TheWrap that investigators had identified the deceased, Anthony David Scott of Beverly Hills, as the director and producer. The British-born "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide" director was also the brother and producing partner of director Ridley Scott. The U.S. Coast Guard 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. Officials...