Epic Director Tony Scott Dead at 68
The AP is reporting that Tony Scott, Ridley Scott's brother, has allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a famous LA bridge.
The director was 68 years old.
Scott directed such classics as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide, The Fan, Days of Thunder and one of my fave movies ever, True Romance to mention a few. He was a formidable figure in Hollywood and was currently working on a sequel to Top Gun. Scott also did work in TV on shows like Numbers and The Good Wife.
The suicide is still being investigated - the Vincent Thomas bridge he allegedly jumped from was featured in movies such as Charlie's Angels and Fast and the Furious.
I studied him quite a bit in film school (both of the brothers) and the legacy he leaves behind is astounding. Sadly though, he also leaves behind a wife, actress Donna Scott and twin boys. ABC News is reporting that he had been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor however his family denies this.
Gone but never forgotten...
RIP Tony Scott.
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