Top Gun director Tony Scott jumped to his death Sunday afternoon. He jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the middle of the day. Sources say that without hesitation, he just jumped to his death. He was 68 years old.
Now some claim that Tony was devastated after learning that he had an inoperable brain tumor but his wife told investigators that he was cancer free. Not really sure what’s going on there but maybe the autopsy results will clear that up.
Tony did leave a list of people to contact to tell about his death, as well as a suicide note.
But here’s the sick part of this sad story. There were numerous boaters and large group on a harbor cruise and they whipped out their cell phone when they noticed someone climbing over the 9 foot bridge. They kept recording and snapping pics as Tony plummeted to his death. One of the passengers said, “He landed right next to our tour boat, and many of us saw the whole thing.”
Well now the witnesses are shopping around those death photos and videos. TMZ said that they have seen the footage but did not purchase the material. No word on if any other outlet has taken the bait.
Tony left behind a wife, two young twin boys and his director brother Ridley Scott.
Tom Cruise released a statement saying, “Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Denzel Washington, who made 5 movies with him, said, “Tony Scott was a great director, a genuine friend and it is unfathomable to think that he is now gone.
Samuel L. Jackson: “Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott’s life and work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!”
Ron Howard: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Mena Suvari: “I am so shocked and completely saddened over hearing that Tony Scott passed away today. He was such an amazing spirit, full of life and passion. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him and cherish the beautiful memories I have of him buzzing around the set. He was a sweet man with enormous talent & I wish with everything, that his soul has found peace and the angels watch over him and his family. RIP, Tony, we love you.”
Elizabeth Hurley: “Tony Scott. Such a talented film maker. I went rock climbing with him once & he was enormous fun. RIP.”
Elijah Wood: “Awful news about Tony Scott. Rest in peace.”
Robert Rodriquez: “Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades, of great entertainment.”
Zachary Quinto: “Met Tony Scott once. Thought we would meet again. Saddened by news of his passing. Grateful for the work he leaves behind. Peace to you sir.”
Kristin Chenoweth: “RIP Mr. Tony Scott.”
Rosario Dawson: “Tony Scott . . . You left us too soon. How terribly sad. What a lovely, kind human being you were. I will love and miss you much. Blessings to your family. Rest In Peace.”
Chris Rock: “Tony Scott director of my favorite movie, Man on Fire. I wish you had more time.”
Michelle Rodriguez: “Tony Scott will be missed. A guy like Tony was trend setter unlike most chart following sheep directors in the big budget action film world, you’ll be missed. RIP.”
Peter Facinelli: “RIP Tony Scott. Big fan. Thank you for all your movies. Sad day.”
Kat Dennings: “Tony Scott, rest in peace. How horribly sad.”
Dane Cook: “Devastated by the death of Tony Scott. Just watched True Romance. One of my top 5 favorite movies ever a few nights ago. RIP.”
Dylan McDermott: “Rest in Peace . . . Tony Scott.”
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