The famed director whose successes included Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Enemy of the State and more, committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in LA. ABC says Tony Scott probably took his own life because he had inoperable brain cancer:
Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer, a source close to him told ABC News.
Police said they received a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. that an individual had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The body was recovered around 3 p.m., when it was identified by authorities as Scott, according to Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today.
The Coroner's Office found several notes to loved ones in Scott's car, a spokesman told The Associated Press. A suicide note was later found at his office, according to the AP.