R.I.P. We Say Goodbye To Director/Producer Tony Scott (Updated)

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Update (Monday, 12:33 p.m. PST): ABC News reported early Monday that Scott suffered from inoperable brain cancer. The story cited a source close to Scott, the younger brother of director Ridley Scott.

Some tragic news has saddened this Sunday evening as it’s being reported through various sources that British-born director Tony Scott (Anthony Davis Scott) is dead at the age of 68.

Variety explains that Scott allegedly committed suicide Sunday by jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans San Pedro and Terminal Island, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said. A suicide note was found inside Scott’s car, parked on the bridge. Scott leapt off “without hesitation” around 12:30 p.m., according to the Coroner’s Dept. and port police. Our thoughts go out to his family.

A week ago I had literally just introduced my wife to Top Gun, and was about to share the bliss of Beverly Hills Cop 2 with her this coming week. Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise and Michael Rooker, remains one of my all-time favorite movies and is incredibly under appreciated.

Scott has produced the forthcoming mini-series “Coma”, to air Labor Day 9/8C on A&E. He was also producer on Prometheus, directed by his brother Ridley, Park Chan-wook’s forthcoming Stoker, among many other fantastic television series and movies. He will be missed and remembered forever.

  • flesheater24

    :(( WTF man that’s really tragic and sad :(( my day can’t get any worst can it?? First my best friend is mad at me for no reason, then my g/f now this :(( Worst night ever.

  • djblack1313

    THIS SUCKS!!! i am devestated by this news! Holy Fuck. my condolences to Tony’s family & fiends. how heartbreaking.

  • slaughterwhorefromhell

    Man…this…sucks

  • lucie-with-a-gun

    so sad.
    r.i.p.

  • Darkness69

    R.I.P, Tony Scott! What a terrible loss.

  • grayghost

    What a shame. Suicide is such a selfish act. I hope he is at peace…RIP Tony Scott …you are not a cantaloup

    • djblack1313

      grayghost, you obviously have never suffered from depression nor had inoperable brain cancer. if you did you wouldn’t post such an ignorant “suicide is such a selfish act” statement.

      • grayghost

        dj…Saying “suicide is a selfish act” is not ignorant it’s true. It only serves the person who choice to take there own life. That is selfish act you are not thinking of anybody’s feelings at that moment but your own. I am biploar by the way and suffer from depression but I would never do such a coward act as to take my life from my loved ones be cause I could not deal with whatever depresses me. Mr. Scott’s family made a statement that he was in fact not suffering from brain cancer.

  • djblack1313

    ABC News confirmed that Tony had inoperable brain cancer. this just gets sadder and sadder.

  • Seal_Clubber

    It’s too bad that assisted suicide is still illegal. He could have passed, at home, surrounded by loved ones. Instead he felt he had to jump into the deep, cold ocean waters, drown, and have God knows what happen to his body eventual. Sad ….

  • djblack1313

    Seal_Clubber, i agree w/ you 100%!

  • K-Dogg

    hearing now that he did not suffer from inoperable brain cancer…anyway, very, very sad news indeed

  • PatrickxJonathan

    Like Seal_Clubber said, however at least he doesn’t have to go through the pains of cancer, and the loved ones around him don’t need to watch him deteriorate in pain. Enemy of the State has been one of my favorite movies since I was a kid. RIP.