Shocking news tonight–director-producer Tony Scott has died, apparently a suicide. He was 68 years old. According to the Los Angeles Country Coroner’s office, he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans San Pedro and Terminal Island, around 12:30 pm. He left a suicide note in his car.
Scott directed many movies, but his best-known may be “Top Gun.” He was supposed to be working on a sequel to it. Just in April, we had this quote from Paramount exec Adam Goodman:
“We’ll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first [before another “Mission: Impossible”). Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with Tony Scott returning to direct. All parties are moving ahead. We’ve hired Peter Craig to write the script.”
His last movie was 2010′s “Unstoppable.” His other films included the remake of “The Taking of Pelham, One, Two, Three,” “Man on Fire,” “True Romance,” “The Last Boy Scout,” and “Days of Thunder.” With his brother Ridley, Scott was involved in producing many other movies, including the upcoming “Out of the Furnace” and “Stoker” and TV series such as the current “The Good Wife.”
You just don’t even know what to say about something like this. Presumably more information will become available in coming days.