Sunday, August 19, 2012

R.I.P. Tony Scott

~From The Wrap
Director Tony Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach on Sunday and died from his injuries.
He was 68. The Los Angeles coroner confirmed to TheWrap that Anthony David Scott of Beverly Hills jumped off the bridge and died on Sunday. That is the full name of the British-born "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide" director, who has lived in Los Angeles for many years.
The U.S. Coast Guard told The Daily Breeze that a suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge. Officials said that Scott climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge's apex and leapt off "without hesitation" around 12:30 p.m., according to The Breeze.
Scott, the brother and producing partner of Ridley Scott, is best known for high-octane action movies. The Scott brothers' company is Scott Free Productions. His most recent movies were "Unstoppable" and "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." 
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This made me so sad to read. My condolences go out to the family. May your soul rest in peace Tony.


Charles Gramlich said...

I've seen some of his movies but had no idea who he was or that he was Ridley Scott's brother. I am sorry to hear this for his family. It must be very tough.

SQT said...

I knew of Tony Scott, but I had no idea he directed so many movies that I knew and liked. I feel terrible for the family. My sister-in-law's sister committed suicide, so I've seen how hard it can be on the family.

Jim Haley said...

Great director, had a real feel for tense action/suspense movies. Crimson Tide is an all time favorite of mine, and I saw Man on Fire the night before the birth of my first childe. Terriblely sad to hear this news.

SQT said...

I saw "Top Gun" six times when it came out (I was sixteen). It defined that age for me. "Crimson Tide" is also awesome and I've been badgering my husband to watch "Unstoppable" because I really liked it. Predictable? Sure, but still good.

They've been reporting today that he had inoperable brain cancer and that's why he killed himself. Poor guy.

ShadowFalcon said...

SQT - I didn't read about the cancer thing. It very sad indeed.

SQT said...

Apparently his family is now saying he *didn't* have cancer after all. So I don't know what to think.