Early reports are coming in that filmmaker Tony Scott, brother of Rodley Scott and director of Top Gun and more recently Unstoppable, has died from an apparent suicide. He was 68.
The LA coroner indicates that he jumped from the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach. He was said to have jumped “without hesitation” from the bridge, leaving a suicide note behind in his car.
Scott is best known for his films Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II in the 1980s, along with a string of hits with star Denzel Washington including Crimson Tide, Man on Fire and The Taking of the Pelham 1 2 3.
Working with his brother Ridley, they formed Scott Free Productions. He was also in the process of developing a sequel Top Gun 2.
Full tribute coming soon.