Hollywood director Tony Scott died on Sunday in a suicide attempt. The 68-year-old, who was suffering from a great deal of pain thanks to an incurable brain tumour, took his own life by throwing himself off the ‘Vincent Thomas Bridge‘ in LA at around 12.30pm. His death was deliberate, as the police on hand discovered a suicide note in his nearby car, and he plunged into the water from 185 feet in the air. It is thought that he joined the bridge by climbing an 8ft fence.
Tony was responsible for launching the careers of stars such as Tom Cruise with block busters like ‘Top Gun‘. Tom tweeted his condolences to his family today: “Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time.” So far Tony‘s family spokesperson has simply said: “I can confirm that Mr Scott has indeed passed away. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time.”