Top Gun director Tony Scott jumps to death from LA bridge
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, director of such big-screen action hits as Top Gun and Crimson Tide, jumped to his death on Sunday from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbor, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said.
Scott, who was 68, was seen parking his car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge and jumping into the water below at about 12.30pm local time (3.30am Singapore time), and his body was recovered by law enforcement from the harbour shortly before 3pm, said Lieutenant Joe Bale, a watch commander for the coroner's office.
He said there was no immediate evidence leading investigators to believe that Scott's death was anything but a suicide.
He said an autopsy had not yet been performed.
The notable films of director Tony Scott, who died Sunday in an apparent suicide at age 68:
- 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.