Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide, Celebs React via Twitter
Director Tony Scott passed away after jumping off a bridge in Southern California over the weekend.
Scott found mainstream fame as the man behind the camera of Blockbuster’s such as Top Gun, True Romance and Unstoppable. No one knows what pushed Scott to go through with such a thing, but Hollywood is shocked by the news of his suicide.
The 68 year old was spotted by several people getting out of his Toyota Prius, scaling the 8 to 10 foot high fence and jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday. Around 12:30pm one witness saw the jump and then proceeded to call 911. The 185-foot drop is one not many could survive, and Scott was found around 3pm by the Los Angeles Police.
A note with his wife’s contact information was found in his parked car. There was also a suicide note found in his office. The details of that one has not yet been revealed.
Top Gun star, Tom Cruise, was spotted leaving a restaurant hours after hearing the news. The actor appeared very upset, which was expected. He wasn’t the only one in Hollywood who showed remorse for the director.
Fellow directors took to Twitter to showcase their sadness and admiration for Scott:
Ron Howard, to the point, “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Documentary king, Michael Moore, “True Romance. The scene with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper in a Detroit railyard is a classic. RIP Tony Scott.”
Spy Kids director, Robert Rodriguez, “Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.”
Actors also chimed in via Twitter:
Lord of the Rings’, Elijah Wood, “awful news about Tony Scott. rest in peace.”
Twilight’s Peter Facinelli, “#RIPTONYSCOTT Big fan. Thank you for all of your movies. Sad day.”
Scott was a success in the box office, but never garnered any Academy Awards nominations.
He leaves behind not only his actress/model wife Donna Wilson and their twin sons, but also a Christian Bale drama, Out of the Furnace that is set to come out next year.