Aug 20, 2012
Tony Scott has died at age 68 after a long career as director of the films The Hunger, Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, The Fan, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Domino, Déjà Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123, and Unstoppable.
Tony Scott's autopsy report officially lists his death as a suicide and says the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries suffered from his suicide bridge jump into Los Angeles Harbor.
The L.A. County coroner says Scott also drowned and the toxicology report shows the anti-depressant Remeron and the sleep aid Lunesta both in his system.
The rumor going that he had inoperable brain cancer is just that, an unconfirmed rumor.
Several horrified people had called 911 to report a man jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor.
A Los Angeles Port Police dive team retrieved Tony Scott's body from the water and turned it over to the county coroner's office.
Investigators found a note with contact information in Mr. Scott's black Toyota Prius and a suicide note was found at his office.
Anthony David "Tony" Scott was born on June 21, 1944. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in England and directed thousands of TV commercials before heading to Hollywood, California.
Tony Scott was the younger brother of producer and director Ridley Scott. Their brother, Frank Scott, died of cancer in 1980.
Wife Donna Wilson Scott and twin sons Frank Scott and Max Scott mourn the tragic death of Tony Scott, joined by friends, colleagues and fans.
Tony Scott 1944-2012