Los Angeles (CNN) -- Film director Tony Scott left notes in his car and office before plunging to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said Monday.
Scott, best known for the films "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," apparently committed suicide by jumping from the bridge about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Joe Bale of the coroner's office.
"There's nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time," Bale said.
A friend found a note from Scott, 68, in his Los Angeles office, apparently written for his family, Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. A note left in his car on the bridge including names and phone numbers for his family was probably intended for officials investigating his death, Winter said.
The bridge spans Los Angeles Harbor, connecting San Pedro and Terminal Island.
A passerby who saw Scott jump from the bridge called 911, according to a statement released by the coroner's office late Sunday.
4 more years!
...there are reports of terminal brain cancer...in which case, he probably did himself and his family a favor...though a Xanax overdose would have been less dramatic...
Last edited by tomcat; 21st August 2012 at 07:22.
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
The man brought us Top Gun, Im surprised he didn't go out with more of a bang!
This is it... The apocalypse.
Really? Tony Scott?
But I think a helium hood might be a better way to go...
The third edition of “Final Exit,” and an addendum published in 2009, provide detailed instructions on how to use the helium hood kit for “self-deliverance,” including how to rent helium tanks without exciting suspicion. Humphry also has made a DVD of the process, in which he demonstrates use of the kit. He makes “Final Exit” available free of charge to public libraries. “I’m told it’s the book most often not returned,” he said.
Linky: SUICIDE KITS SELL DEATH BY MAIL | Main News | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
I have heard on good authority that Tony was surfing the net when he fell into the ajarn forum. After reading several threads, he decided to take his own life.
i never heard of him til a couple of days ago when his name came up in a conversation about denzel.
'man on fire' was excelent,
You never heard of Tony Scott? A bro of a more famous (and better) director, Ridley?
And cousin of British uber-comedy legend, Terry (left)