Tony Scott

Film director Tony Scott jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles. The 68-year-old, originally from North Shields in England, was best known for action-packed Hollywood blockbusters, including Days Of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II.

Scott, younger brother of filmmaker Ridley Scott, leapt from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in LA. Lieutenant Joe Bale, of the county coroner’s office, said the death was being treated as a suicide.

He ran Scott Free Productions with his brother and the pair were working on a film called Killing Lincoln. As well as his movie work, he also produced hit US television shows Numb3rs and The Good Wife.

My heart goes out to his family, friends, colleagues and fans, and saddened that he was driven to take his own life. I hope he is at peace now and beyond all pain and sorrow.

I’ve watched his movies probably more than anyone else’s in the last twenty years. These are my favorites:

Top Gun (1986)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Revenge (1990)
True Romance (1993)
Crimson Tide (1995)
The Fan (1996)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Man on Fire (2004)

RIP Tony Scott

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Posted on August 21, 2012, in In Memoriam and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I didn’t know Ridley Scott had a brother. I saw a couple of those movie on your list, Top Gun being one of them.
    there are however conflicting reports about him having inoperable brain cancer. In either case, its sad he felt that what ever was affecting him emotional or physical was enough to take his own life.

  2. Yeah I heard that too. He was a great director and from what I have heard a great man.

    RIP Tony Scott

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