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Director Tony Scott has died

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Sad news today, as veteran film director and brother to Ridley “Prometheus” Scott, Tony Scott, has died in an apparent suicide.The 68 year old director leapt from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro at 12:35pm yesterday, jumping “without hesitation” according to police reports. A suicide note was found in his office later.

Scott has had a long career, creating classic films such as Top Gun, The Last Boy Scout and Man on Fire. Currently, his mini-series Coma was receiving positive reviews, while recent films such as Unstoppable and The Taking of Pelham 123 proved to be successful at the box office.

As for his future slate of work, Scott was working on a Top Gun sequel, a real-life drama called Shadow Divers, a biker film titled Hell’s Angels and an action drama named Lucky Strike.

There’s no word yet as to the exact reasons for his death, but details will most likely surface later this week.

Last Updated: August 20, 2012

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