“Top Gun” director dead after jumping off bridge

LOS ANGELES, Aug 20: British filmmaker Tony Scott, the man behind superhits like “Top Gun” and “Enemy of the State”, committed suicide after jumping off a bridge here.
Los Angeles police said they were investigating the death of 68-year-old Tony after a suicide note was found in his car and witnesses claimed to have seen him climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off.
His leap to death was reported around 12:30 pm. The bridge from where he jumped off spans San Pedro and Terminal Island in the LA county, the TMZ reported.
US Coast Guard Lt Jennifer Osburn said a suicide note was found in Scott’s Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.
Authorities used sonar equipment to find Scott’s body, which was recovered after four hours of search. His body has since been turned over to coroner officials.
Scott had given hits like “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Enemy of the State, “The Taking of Pelham 123”, “The Last Boy Scout”, “Crimson Tide”, “Deja Vu” and “Unstoppable” in his career spanning over four decades.
He was best known for his work on the 1986 fighter jet adventure “Top Gun,” which starred Tom Cruise as a hot-shot pilot. (PTI)


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