Hollywood stunned. Blackhawk Down director Tony Scott, 68, jumped to his death off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, reports the LA Times and according to Los Angeles police sources.
His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Investigators found a note in his car, which was parked on the bridge. That note listed contact information. They later found a suicide note at his office.
Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Prometheus, Thelma & Louise), climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off.
The coroner’s office identified him Sunday evening.
The British-born Scott was a respected action-movie director who also made Top Gun, Enemy of the State, Beverly Hills Cop II and Crimson Tide and co-produced with his brother television shows, The Good Wife and NUMB3RS.
Source: LA Times