Film director Tony Scott alleged suicide
By April MacIntyre Aug 20, 2012, 4:09 GMT
British film director Tony Scott, whose films included "Man on Fire," "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and many more jumped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Scott, 68, allegedly climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge's apex and leapt off "without hesitation" around 12:30 p.m., according to the Coroner's Department and port police.
He left a suicide note inside his car, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn.
Scott had a production company, Totem Productions, with his older brother, producer Ridley Scott, and they were co-producers on the CBS dramas "NUMB3RS" and "The Good Wife."
The Scott brothers wrapped "Coma," a four-hour, two-night medical thriller airing next month on A&E.
Authorities reported that Scott's body was taken to a dock in Wilmington and turned over to the county coroner.