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‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Dies After Jumping Off Bridge

Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder” and “Beverly Hills Cop II,” died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge, authorities said.

Director Tony Scott
Director Tony Scott (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Scott’s death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. Joe Bale said.

The 68-year-old Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles, authorities said.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn 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.

The British-born Scott was producer Ridley Scott’s brother.


The notable films of director Tony ScotT

— “The Hunger,” 1983.

— “Top Gun,” 1986.

— “Beverly Hills Cop II,” 1987.

— “Days of Thunder,” 1990.

— “Revenge,” 1990.

— “The Last Boy Scout,” 1991.

— “True Romance,” 1993.

— “Crimson Tide,” 1995.

— “The Fan,” 1996.

— “Enemy of the State,” 1998.

— “Spy Game,” 2001.

— “Man on Fire,” 2004.

— “Deja vu,” 2006.

— “The Taking of Pelham 123,” 2009.

— “Unstoppable,” 2010.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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