UPDATE INOPERABLE BRAIN CANCER? Famed British Director, Tony Scott Dies: Condolences to The Late Tony Scott's Family and Brother Mr. Ridley Scott

***UPDATE*** The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it has not determined whether director Tony Scott had any health problems before he jumped off a San Pedro bridge Sunday and said family members have denied media reports that he was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/tony-scott-didnt-have-brain-cancer-family-says.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=649324&fb_source=message ***UPDATE***Ridley Scott, condolences to you, family and friends. I met Ridley Scott and even spoke with him as an extra on the G.I. Jane movie set he directed in 1996. Ridley is a good man, and I'm sure his brother is too. My prayers are sincerely out to his family, friends and loved ones. Tony Scott is survived by his third wife and by two sons of his second marriage. Mr. Scott had an inoperable brain cancer, a source close to him told ABC News.source close to him told ABC News. ( http://news.yahoo.com/top-gun-director-tony-scott-had-inoperable-brain-052524341--abc-news-topstories.html?_esi=1 ) Scott was married to Donna Scott, who had starred alongside Tom Cruise in Scott's 1990 film Days of Thunder. The couple had twin boys, Frank and Max.
  British director Tony Scott (R) with his family on the red carpet

 Following is the first article I saw posted on my facebook pageby KFAB 1110 Omaha's News Source  http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/19/tony-scott-dead-suicide/#ixzz243XHySzk  8:50 PM Pacific Time Aug. 19, 2012 TMZ Article

Director Tony Scott

Famed director Tony Scott -- who directed "Top Gun" among many other major films -- jumped to his death today off an L.A. bridge ... this according to the L.A. County Coroner.

According to the Coroner, 68-year-old Scott -- Ridley Scott's brother -- jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island around 12:30pm.

U.S. 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.

Scott directed such films as "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Enemy of the State," and "The Taking of Pelham 123."

Authorities used sonar equipment to find Scott's body in the port's murky waters. His body was recovered at approximately 4:30pm ... four hours after he jumped.

His body has since been turned over to coroner officials.


Here is a NYTimes article: August 20, 2012, 1:50 am

Director Tony Scott Jumps to His Death From Los Angeles Bridge


   http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/director-tony-scott-jumps-to-his-death-from-los-angeles-bridge/?hp    Tony Scott, the director of such high-octane blockbusters as “Top Gun” and “Days of Thunder,” jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday. He was 68.
The authorities are investigating his death as a suicide, said Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Lt. Bale said Mr. Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge over Los Angeles Harbor at about 12:30 p.m. local time Sunday afternoon.
It was not immediately clear what would have driven Mr. Scott to commit suicide. The Los Angeles Times reported that investigators later found a suicide note in Mr. Scott’s office.
Anthony David Scott was born in England on June 21, 1944. With his brother, the director Ridley Scott, he ran a production company called Scott Free Productions. Among his most recent work was the 2010 action film “Unstoppable,” starring Denzel Washington, with whom he often worked.

But Mr. Scott, who was known for sporting a weathered red baseball cap, will likely be remembered most for his seminal action adventure films of years past, especially “Top Gun,” which starred Tom Cruise and was one of the highest-grossing films when it was released in 1986, earning nearly $345 million worldwide, according to IMDb.
His other films included “Enemy of the State,” “Déjà Vu” and “Crimson Tide.” He and his brother were working on a film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Lincoln” set to be released next year.
Mr. Scott won an Emmy award as the executive producer of the 2002 television movie, “The Gathering Storm” about Winston Churchill in the years leading up to World War II.

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