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Tony Scott commits suicide aged 68

LA’s Daily Breeze is reporting (and now confirmed by other outlets) that director Tony Scott jumped to his death on Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s officials, Scott (68) climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge’s apex and leapt off “without hesitation” around 12:30 p.m.

Investigators found a note in Scott’s black Toyota Prius which listed contact information. A suicide note was later found at his office.

A spokesman for the Scott family said: “I can confirm that Mr. Scott has indeed passed away. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Scott is known for directing such films as Top GunBeverly Hills Cop IIDays of ThunderThe Last Boy ScoutTrue RomanceCrimson TideEnemy of the StateSpy GameMan on FireDeja VuThe Taking of Pelham 123 and most recently, Unstoppable.

Scott and his older brother, Ridley Scott, also produced films and such TV dramas as “Numb3rs” and “The Good Wife.” The pair recently wrapped “Coma,” a four-hour, two-night medical thriller starring Ellen Burstyn set for release next month on A&E.

Scott was married to actress Donna Scott. They have twin sons.

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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at LuwdMedia.com and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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