British movie director Tony Scott has committed suicide. He was 68.
Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles yesterday, according to police.
Scott was known for his action movies such as “Top Gun”, “Unstoppable”, “Beverly Hills Cop II”, and “Enemy of the State”.
Eyewitnesses saw Scott park his black Toyota Prius on the bridge, get out of the vehicle, and scale an eight foot fence and jump without hesitation.
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Authorities looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the director and producer. A note with his contact information was inside the vehicle and a suicide note was later found in his office.
The director’s spokesperson, Katherine Rowe, issued a statement saying, “I can confirm that Tony Scott has indeed passed away. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time.”
Scott was married three times and had twin sons – Frank and Max – with his third wife, actress and model Donna Wilson.