68 year old Hollywood director Tony Scott leapt to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge around 12:30pm on Sunday. He fell within feet of a tourist boat full of horrified witnesses, who had no choice but to watch as Scott fell to his death. “He landed right next to our tour boat, and many of us saw the whole thing,” says one witness while speaking to TMZ. Many witnesses said they saw Scott climb the fence on the south side of the bridge and leap “without hesitation.” His body was recovered around 3pm, and identified later that day. Police found a note left in his black Toyota Prius with information to contact his wife, and later a suicide note was found in his office, its contents however have not been revealed.
The entire incident was caught on camera by various witnesses who are now, reportedly, hawking the footage to media outlets. Reportedly, TMZ viewed the footage but did not buy it. A surveillance camera nearby also recorded the incident.
It was reported on Monday that Scott had inoperable brain cancer, but hours later the chief investigator of the coroner’s department, Craig Harvey, denied this report. “A family spokesman told us late this afternoon that the information was not true, but we will be looking at everything.” Toxicology results will not be available for several weeks at least.
Scott had everything to live for. He was the director of blockbuster hit movies such as “Top Gun,” “Crimson Tide,” “Enemy of the State,” “Man on Fire,” and “Beverly Hills Cop II.” He had twin boys and a beautiful wife, Donna, whom he married in 1994. He was partnered with his brother, Ridley Scott, and together they ran Scott Free Productions. Reportedly the two were also working on a movie called “Killing Lincoln,” as well as a sequel to “Top Gun.” He had already begun prep work with Tom Cruise on the new sequel.
Needless to say, motives behind Scott’s death are unclear. His friends and family are baffled, and while police are investigating further, the family is asking for privacy during the hard time.
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Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities have said.