Tonight just took a turn for the tragic.
According to various sources (and seemingly stemming from TheWrap), Tony Scott, director of such films as Top Gun and True Romance, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 68.
From what we’ve been able to gather since learning of Scott’s death, it seems the famed filmmaker jumped off the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach on Sunday and died from his injuries. TheDailyBreeze claims U.S. Coast Guard told them a suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, but as of this post the contents of the letter have not been released and its existence cannot be verified.
Though the majority of Scott’s “major” accomplishments happened in the 80′s and 90′s, he continued to work until the time of his death. Some of his recent films include Unstoppable and The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3. He also produced Prometheus.
Farewell, Tony. You will be missed.