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Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dies in Apparent Suicide
The Wrap ^ | 08/19/2012 | By Tim Molloy & Sharon Waxman | The Wrap 10 minutes ago

Posted on 08/19/2012 9:31:36 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast

Director Tony Scott died in an apparent suicide Sunday by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach, Calif. He was 68.

Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Joe Bell told TheWrap that investigators had identified the deceased, Anthony David Scott of Beverly Hills, as the director and producer. The British-born "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide" director was also the brother and producing partner of director Ridley Scott.

The U.S. Coast Guard told The Daily Breeze that a suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge. Officials said that Scott climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge's apex and leapt off "without hesitation" around 12:30 p.m., according to The Breeze.

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: greatloss; hollywood; obituary; ridleyscott; suicide; tonyscott; topgun; vincentthomasbridge
Surprising news that this director jumped off of the bridge. I wonder if he had health problems.
1 posted on 08/19/2012 9:31:45 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor; onedoug

Hear about this?


2 posted on 08/19/2012 9:32:41 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

A permanent solution to a temporary problem.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 9:45:16 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

I liked “Man on Fire,” “Spy Game,” and “The Last Boy Scout,” to name a few. Tony Scott was involved in a whole slew of films. Sad.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 9:46:52 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Very sad, recently directed Unstopable, taking Phelam 123, and Deja Vu. Talented guy with a genuine knack and eye for directing action/suspense movies. I am very sorry to hear this sad news. Please pray for his family and friends.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 10:07:55 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Tony Scott was Ridley Scott’s younger brother. Ridley must be devastated


6 posted on 08/19/2012 10:23:49 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jmouse007
The article said they were even thinking of doing a Top Gun sequel.
7 posted on 08/19/2012 10:44:05 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Jmouse007

Suicide is definitely hardest on the ones left behind.


8 posted on 08/19/2012 11:01:57 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

68 year old men don’t usually climb fences and jump off tall bridges to commit suicide.

Just sayin’.


9 posted on 08/19/2012 11:15:03 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

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I got this in a startpage search. I could not find the article on the website.

I don’t know what twisted him around to do this, but it’s sad when any soul decides to murder itself.


10 posted on 08/19/2012 11:32:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

You got the wrong Tony Scott, a pastor somewhere.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:10:39 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: SaraJohnson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott

The above is about Tony Scott the director.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:33:20 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Or was pushed or had somethig about to come out he couldn’t handle.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 2:32:52 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

A reminder to the rest of us that every time you think someone “has it all,” perhaps they don’t.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 4:48:03 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Just this morning. What a shame.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 5:37:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Suicide is definitely hardest on the ones left behind.
As a heads-up, don't kill yourself, folks (or "drive too fast":)). It's as selfish as abortion (and even if one has no friends that will be destroyed in the aftermath, it will devastate Christ); Christ has an important "life" plan for everyone (from before one was even born). Prayers for Tony Scott and his family. So very very sad.
16 posted on 08/20/2012 5:37:37 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Suicide is definitely hardest on the ones left behind.

So true. My sister-in-law committed suicide at the age of 28 in 1984. Twenty eight years have passed we all still feel the pain.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 7:26:07 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: All

Reports from the radio are saying he had inoperable brain cancer.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 9:59:20 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: All; I Drive Too Fast
ABC says he had inoperable brain cancer
19 posted on 08/20/2012 10:03:54 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: mlizzy
Inoperable brain cancer, as he's reported to have had, might make you think twice.

Suicide is not comparable to abortion. Your a sick mind!

20 posted on 08/20/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: mlizzy
Inoperable brain cancer, as he's reported to have had, might make you think twice.

Suicide is not comparable to abortion. You're a sick mind!

21 posted on 08/20/2012 10:10:42 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey
Suicide is not comparable to abortion. You're a sick mind!
Both take lives and end them. So I don't understand what you mean, nor do I appreciate your insult.
22 posted on 08/20/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Someone so afraid of death that he kills himself.

It really a faith issue. Clearly this man came to the realization that Hollywood and money do not last. If that’s all you have, then no doubt there is only hopelessness when one is forced to confronts one’s mortality.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT by PGR88
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