‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)

Emmy award-winning director and producer Tony Scott, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro yesterday afternoon.

Multiple witnesses saw 68-year-old Scott, younger brother of Alien director Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions), hoist himself over a fence and hurl himself into the water.

The body was pulled out of the water by the coast guard and identified Sunday evening. ABC reports that he had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer prior to his suicide.

Scott’s filmography includes Top Gun, Days Of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, True Romance, Enemy Of The State, Spy Game, Man On Fire, Déjà Vu, and The Taking Of Pelham 123. 

The most recent movie he directed was Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, but he was also attached to projects like The Grey, Ridley’s Prometheus, and The Good Wife.

The Vincent Thomas Bridge connects to Terminal Island. It is 1,500 feet, at its highest point.

3 thoughts on “‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)

  1. IMDB would beg to differ. Do you steal all your stories from Perez. I answered your ad once about writers and you won’t pay me the money you said you would. DUDE…. Pay up.

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  2. Umm… you left out his best Movie Alien, and Promethus. I think you should at least check his IMDB, before your write an Obituary. You should pay me to fact check your page!

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