Tony Scott, famous for such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," has committed suicide by jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, the authorities have stated.
BBC News reports that a coroner has confirmed that Ridley Scott's younger brother director and producer Tony Scott, 68, has committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which links San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles.
British-born Scott, brother of Alien director Ridley, shot to fame in the 1980s with a number of action films. Scott was raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, in the north of England.
His films included hits: Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II.
The NY Daily News reports that Scott jumped without hesitation and a suicide note was found in his Toyota Prius, left on an eastbound lane of the bridge. ABC local state that a team of divers from Los Angeles Port Police pulled Scott's body from the water around 4:30 p.m. PT.
Scott leaves behind his wife, actress Donna Scott and twin sons.