Remembering director Tony Scott

Remembering director Tony Scott

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(FILES) This file photo taken on October 26, 2010 shows British director Tony Scott arriving with his family on the red carpet for the premiere of the film "Unstoppable" at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. Prominent Hollywood film director Tony Scott, whose works included "Top Gun," has committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, California, The Los Angeles Times reported late on August 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)


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Posted on August 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 20 at 10:21 AM

PHOTOS: Remembering director Tony Scott

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.

Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale says Scott's death Sunday is being investigated as a suicide.

Authorities say the 68-year-old Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn tells the Daily Breeze a suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.

Notable Tony Scott films:

  — "Top Gun," 1986.

— "Beverly Hills Cop II," 1987.

— "Days of Thunder," 1990.

— "Revenge," 1990.

— "The Last Boy Scout," 1991.

— "True Romance," 1993.

— "Crimson Tide," 1995.

— "The Fan," 1996.

— "Enemy of the State," 1998.

— "Spy Game," 2001.

— "Man on Fire," 2004.

— "Deja vu," 2006.

— "The Taking of Pelham 123," 2009.

— "Unstoppable," 2010.