I was shocked and saddened today to learn that much celebrated director Tony Scott (brother of Ridley Scott) had apparently committed suicide off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, San Pedro, California. Considering he remained one of the top directors in Hollywood with recent hit movies like Unstoppable and The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3 this came as quite alarming news.
On a personal note my favourite Tony Scott movie will always be True Romance, working from a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. He collaborated with stars like Denzel Washington, John Travolta and Tom Cruise, and had been rumoured to have been working on a sequel to Top Gun.
My thoughts go out to his family and those that were closest to him, and as one of the best directors in the business, he will be sorely missed.
21/06/1944 – 18/08/2012
- Top Gun director Tony Scott dies after jump from bridge in apparent suicide – Metro (metro.co.uk)
- RIP Tony Scott: Celebs Mourn the Filmmaker’s Death on Twitter (eonline.com)
- Directors react to Tony Scott’s death on Twitter (variety.com)
- ‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide (hollywood.com)