BREAKING: Report: Director-Producer Tony Scott Jumped To Death From San Pedro Bridge
Deadline has not yet independently confirmed this report, but the local Daily Breeze newspaper is quoting Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials as saying that the 68-year-old British film director jumped to his death today from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island.
Tony Scott is known for such Hollywood blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder,” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “The Taking of Pelham 123,” as well as ScottFree Productions which producers TV shows like The Good Wife with his brother Ridley Scott.
Tony Scott climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge’s apex and leaped “without hesitation” around 12:30 PM, according to the Coroner’s Department and port police quoted by the newspaper. A suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, as U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn told the Daily Breeze.
Earlier today Deadline was alerted that “an older gentlemen who people recognized from either movies and/or TV tried to jump off a pier” and that the attempt was not successful”.
Trying to get a better look at a highway to the danger zone?
R8, people kill themselves for a variety of reasons. About 80 percent of suiciders suffer from depression and other mental illnesses. Some do it because they become financially destitute; suffer from a terminal illness; experience an unexpected and extreme trauma; have a substance abuse problem, or are trying to avoid criminal prosecution or other responsibilities. Some do it for revenge.
Hopefully, his family will release a statement or the contents of the note.
I agree with R6, it's one of my favorite films. Rest in peace, Tony.
Any relation to Ridley Scott?
R13, have you read ANY of the links in this thread?
They were brothers.
Didn't he have an affair with Brigette Neilsen , making B.H Cop 2 , which is what broke up her marriage to Stallone ? Long time ago, vague on details. She, Sly, and Tony have had a terrible few months, obviously.
[quote]Hopefully, his family will release a statement or the contents of the note.
Why would they do that? It's a personal matter. I can't believe that you think his suicide note should be published.
I know that bridge - it's unbelievably high. This guy REALLY wanted to go
His movies were always filled with lots of crazy gunfight footage
And now Tony Scott has gone and jumped off a California Bridge
According to reports, he was spotted earlier in the day at the piers in San Pedro, trying to jump off and was stopped by police.
He was clearly determined to off himself.
r22 So why was he released?
I never understand why people jump off bridges/buildings. It's so dramatic, messy and sometimes can actually hurt someone else. Why not just take enough pills at home and go to sleep?
I was an 'action' director - WTF are you talking about ?
"May God comfort the family during this tragic time."
Seriously, go fuck yourself.
"I'm surprised the cops let him go after his first attempt. Can't they hold people who've tried to off themselves?"
It's not as simple as stopping a freight train barreling towards a city. Tony WAS Unstoppable.
No, the police can't imprison someone for being depressed ... yet.
And yes, someone who REALLY wants to kill themselves will find a way. It's just a matter of time. Sad but true. You can't imagine it if you've never been through it. This level of depression is truly an ongoing, often fatal illness.
It's very very sad for everyone involved.
[quote]Hopefully, his family will release a statement or the contents of the note.
Why they fuck should they do that? It's not for the public.
time to watch 'night, mother.
RIP Tony Scott, but a W&W for R25.
Very dramatic way to go. He wanted to make a big splash, no pun intended.
Personally, I wouldn't do this because at 68 no one really feels sorry for you. And I certainly would not do this to my family, or be a bad influence on other depressed paople.
Me, I would have just driven that black prius into Mexico, escaped into the highlands, and given my money away to the poor. Maybe helped build homes for them, or put in plumbing.
Then I would take the magic mushroom, which is used traditionally by the native people. Whatever revelations I would have would gotten me out of my funk, and enhanced my artistic talent.
that's what I would do
We don't know the reason - he may have been ill (aside from depression)
Depressions doesn't work that way. You can't imaging driving to Mexico or anywhere else when you're that depressed. You don't have any imagination or vision of anything beyond your own shit.
Also, the point of suicide is to end all thoughts and feelings about anything. One being alive in Mexico would still think about their family and their problem - again - because depression obsesses and occupies the mind totally. There is no rationale.
I'm also annoyed as to the 'why' questions. It doesn't matter 'why' because when you're that kind of depressed EVERYTHING is a reason to commit suicide.
It's an illness and it needs to be understood as such.
You are right about clinical depression, it clouds the mind.
That's why magic mushrooms should be sold over-the-counter.
They're saying that it's possible that had inoperable brain cancer.
What kind of weirdo are you R50? What is the point in linking to another thread about this topic?
Is it because you started that thread and are one of those damaged people who take their self-worth directly from the number of responses they get to their postings?
Seriously, I wonder if that's it.
Btw, this thread was first so if you are a real DL'er you would know what that means.
He drove a Prius. That'd drive me to suicide, too.
R51? Unclench. There are often multiple threads on certain topics. They can each coexist assuming enough posters contribute to them. Or are you being a cunt because you started *this* thread and don't like the competition?
Btw R51 I just noticed the other thread has 135 posts, so apparently you're losing. Sorry, cupcake.
Thank you, R53. I linked to this thread too in the other thread. This way if someone only finds one thread, they'll have access to and know about the other.
How about look at the front page for 3 seconds before making a duplicate thread, dicknuts?
R56/thread linker here. R57, I did not make that other thread, if you are talking to me.
I am talking to the OP of this thread.
Have you heard anything about that pedophile Justin? He likes to go to libraries and cruise pre-teen boys.
R59, no one cares.
Is it true that Justin the Ped-o-phile aka "No Means No!" likes to suck the farts out of the anuses of 7 year old boys?
Your mama's cunt cares, she told me.
**** BREAKING NEWS!!! *****
Tony Scott did NOT have brain cancer!
I wonder why he really did it. If he wasn't dying, there is no other reason do jump.
Unless you like preteen boys and are about to be outed. Right, Will, I mean Justin?
I didn't know that about your organs exploding. Sounds horrible.
What other famous people have died this way? Anyone have a list?
Latest theory is that Veronique Peck and he had a suicide pact as they have been lovers ever since Greg died.
He just couldn't live without her.
You know if he was gay, it would be Val Kilmer he would have slept with and not Tom "issues" Cruise.
And really, aren't the English ALL a little gay?
Maybe he DID have cancer and just didn't tell his family? Of he was going to be busted as a member of the Penn State pedo ring.
What about his collection of porn twinks?
So, why did he kill himself??
Will they release the contents of the suicide note? They owe it to the people.
I heard he had brain cancer, can anyone confirm this?
Family said, "No brain cancer".
Maybe he didn't tell anyone in his family that he had cancer. I guess the note tells all.
He knew too much.
What did he know? My GAWD!
[quote] Maybe he didn't tell anyone in his family that he had cancer
No he just told TMZ instead.
what about organs exploding r67
r87, sometimes an organ will overheat and explode if you play the full 17 minute version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita on it.
Seems he had a brain tumour - seems a more drastic way of finishing it than just waiting around feeling worse.
I think I have only seen The Hunger of his, which I was going to have another look at, Deneuve Bowie & Sarandon are all perfect in it.
I am the OP of this thread. I wonder why the other, later thread took off faster. Maybe it's a Nikki backlash?
Apparently the organs get smooshed like a pancake when they hit the water and pop like water balloons?
But, why did he jump? Somebody must know something!
Unbelievable debate tonight. I think we all know who Tony Scott would vote for. R.I.P.