News came late Sunday that British-born director Tony Scott has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles County. Authorities discovered notes with contact information in his car parked nearby and a suicide letter in his office.
From The Wrap:
Born June 21, 1944, Tony followed in the footsteps of his older brother, the director of “Alien,” “Blade Runner” and “Gladiator,” among other films.
Tony Scott’s first feature film was the 1983 vampire drama “The Hunger,” which he shot after years as a commercial director. “Top Gun,” released in 1986, was the first of many emotional, adrenaline-filled hits, including “Days of Thunder,” “The Last Boy Scout” and “Crimson Tide.”
Scott also directed “True Romance,” one of the first screenplays of Quentin Tarantino to be made into a movie.
Scott is survived by his wife, Donna Scott, and their two children.