Hollywood legend Tony Scott dead at 68

Hollywood legend Tony Scott dead at 68: Top Gun director, who was brother of Ridley, commits suicide in jump from Los Angeles bridge

Director Tony Scott has died after leaping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities confirmed. 

Scott also directed such notable films as Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, True Romance, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire, and the remake of The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3. He is also the brother of filmmaker Ridley Scott, famous for the films Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, Gladiator, and the recent Prometheus.

Hollywood is truly in shock Reaction to Scott’s death poured out through Twitter, with directors, actors and fans mourning the news.

“Tony Scott as a friend and a mentor was irreplaceable. Tone, wherever you are, I love you man. RIP,” director and producer Joe Carnahan said on Twitter.

Carnahan recounted how when his movie “The Grey” was finished, Scott called him to tell him he had seen it. He told Carnahan it was great and not to allow anybody to change anything in it.

“Tony always sent personal, handwritten notes & always drew a cartoon caricature of himself, smoking a cigar, with his hat colored in red,” Carnahan said in a post.

Director and actor Adam Shankman said his heart stopped when he heard of the “tragic death” of one of “(our) most inspiring directors, Tony Scott.” “Rest in Peace Tony. U will be missed so…,” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

Director Ron Howard said simply, via Twitter: “Tragic day.” Scott directed his last film, the train thriller “Unstoppable” starring Denzel Washington, in 2010.

Simon Halls, a spokesman for Scott’s family, confirmed the death and said the family asked “that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Scott was married three times and had twin sons with his third wife, actress and model Donna Wilson.

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