Director of famous films like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II and Days of Thunder, Tony Scott died after jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles, reported US authorities today. His death is being investigated as a suicide, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lieutenant Joe Bale.
Simon Halls, Scott’s spokesman releasing a statement said, "I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time." Police reported emergency calls by many people around 12.35 pm local time yesterday, reporting that someone had jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbour, according to Los Angeles Port Police Lieutant Tim Nordquist, adding that Scott’s body was pulled out by a dive team several hours later. It has also been reported that a note that listed contact information was found in Scott’s black Toyota Prius that was parked on the bridge. A suicide note was later found at his office. He was married to the actress Donna Scott and they had twin sons together.
Other Scott films include True Romance, written by Quentin Tarantino, The Fan, with Robert De Niro, and Enemy Of The State, starring Will Smith.