August 20, 2012 is a sad day for me and its a sad day for everyone in the movie community as acclaimed Hollywood director Tony Scott committed suicide yesterday afternoon by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, California.
As TMZ reports it, Scott parked his Toyota Prius at the top of the bridge, stowed a suicide note, and jumped from the bridge’s highest point at 12:30pm. Scott’s body was not retrieved from the Los Angeles Harbor until 4:30pm due to the water’s depth and murky waters. The United States Coast Guard had to use sonar capabilities to locate Scott’s body. The Vincent Thomas Bridge stands 365 feet from the water and is one of the highest bridges on the west coast.
Tony Scott is responsible for bringing audiences some of the most memorable films in cinematic history. Films such as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, and True Romance were all beloved during their respective times. Scott also directed recent successful films such as Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 123, and Man on Fire.
He will be missed.