MUMBAI: Filmmaker Tony Scott 'Top Gun' has committed
suicide by jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.
death is being investigated as a suicide. Onlookers
saw Scott parking his car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge
and leaping into the water below.
body was recovered by law enforcement from the harbour
and was then identified. He is the younger brother of
director Ridley Scott.
suicide note was found inside Scott's car add reports.
Director Ron Howard went to Twitter and wrote , "No
more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."
director Robert Rodriguez wrote, "Tony Scott. Damn.
Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration,
advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment."
Actor Elijah Wood wrote,"awful news about Tony
Scott. rest in peace."
'Top Gun' was the film that made Tom Cruise a star.
A few years later, Scott re-teamed with Cruise for 'Days
of Thunder' about car racers.
Romance', which Scott made from a script by Quentin
Tarantino, achieved cult status. He also worked four
times with Denzel Washington including 'Crimson Ride',
while 'Beverly Hills Cop 2' cemented Eddie Murphy's
position as an A Lister.