Contact Us

‘Top Gun’ Director Commits Suicide

Kevin Winter, Getty Images

“Top Gun” director Tony Scott committed suicide yesterday, by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. He was 68.

Witnesses say around 12:30 in the afternoon, he climbed a nine-foot fence and jumped, quote, “without hesitation.” Police found a suicide note in his office, but there’s no word what it said.

It’s not clear exactly where he jumped from, but the bridge is about 185 feet above the water. His body was retrieved by a diving team.

Scott’s other movies include “The Hunger”, “Beverly Hills Cop 2″, “Days of Thunder”, “True Romance”,”Crimson Tide”, “Enemy of the State”, and the recent Denzel Washington movie “Unstoppable”.

There’s also been talk of him directing Tom Cruise in a “Top Gun” SEQUEL.

Scott is the younger brother of director Ridley Scott. The two of them were co-producers of the TV shows “NUMB3RS” and “The Good Wife”. They also produced the four-hour miniseries “Coma”, which will air on A&E next month.

Director Ron Howard wrote on Twitter, quote, “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”

And Michael Rapaport, who was part of the huge “True Romance” cast, said, quote, “There hasn’t been one day since it came out that someone doesn’t say to me, ‘I love ‘True Romance”. Tony Scott was a sweet, enthusiastic, and loving man.”

 

 

More Local News

Latest Music News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://hot1047.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Hot 104.7 - Today's Hottest Music in Sioux Falls, SD quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Hot 104.7 - Today's Hottest Music in Sioux Falls, SD quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!