Best known for his high-flying hit “Top Gun,” director Tony Scott committed suicide Sunday afternoon by jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. Witnesses saw the 68-year-old scale the 10-foot fence at about 12:30 p.m. and leap without hesitation. Los Angeles police pulled his body from the water a few hours later. A note with contact information was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius parked on the bridge, and a suicide note was later located at his office. The director leaves behind brother and fellow filmmaker Ridley Scott and wife Donna Wilson, with whom he had twin sons.
(via L.A. Times)