Top Gun director Tony Scott‘s suicide on Sunday has left his friends and colleagues in Hollywood shocked. The Tony Scott suicide happened on Sunday when the Top Gun director jumped from a 180-foot bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor.
Top Gun director Tony Scott, 68, reportedly jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles on Sunday around 12:30 PM. The horrifying suicide plunge was witnessed by dozens of boaters, including passengers on a harbor cruise, according to TMZ.com.
The body of Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun and Days of Thunder, was found several hours later. Police officials say there is a Tony Scott suicide note, but have not released the contents.
The reason behind the Tony Scott suicide remain a mystery to his friends and colleagues in Hollywood, who were shocked by his sudden death. Scott had been working on a movie adaption of Bill O’Reilly‘s book Killing Lincoln, among other projects. In a press statement, Bill O’Reilly said: “Tony Scott’s talent enriched the world. His accomplishments were many. My prayers for his family.”
Apollo 13 director Ron Howard lamented the loss of one of Hollywood’s great directors. “No more Tony Scott movies,” he said. “Tragic Day.”
Guillermo Arriaga, screenwriter for Babel, expressed a sentiment shared by many of the Top Gun director’s friends and fans: “I’m deeply sorry for the death of Tony Scott. I will like to understand the mystery behind the decision he took.