Tony Scott, the acclaimed director of Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and Unstoppable, among many other movies, has passed away. Scott, 68, reportedly took his own life by jumping from a Los Angeles area bridge in the early hours of Monday, August 20, 2012.
“Several people called 911 around 12:35 PM to report that someone had jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Tim Nordquist,” the Associated Press reported.
Later reports said that he had left a suicide note.
With his brother and fellow director Ridley Scott, Tony Scott ran Scott Free Productions. In addition to producing the previous TV show Numb3rs, the company is responsible the current series The Good Wife, the forthcoming A&E mini-series Coma, as well as an upcoming film version of the book Killing Lincoln.
Tony Scott’s other films included The Taking of Pelham 123, Déjà Vu, Days of Thunder, True Romance, The Fan, among others. He had several other projects in a various stages already in the pipeline, including a sequel to Top Gun.