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 Coronerâs 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 âTop Gun,â âDays of Thunder,â âBeverly Hills Cop IIâ and âThe Taking of Pelham 123,â 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 bridgeâs apex and leaped âwithout hesitationâ around 12:30 PM, according to the Coronerâs Department and port police quoted by the newspaper. A suicide note was found inside Scottâs 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 âan older gentlemen who people recognized from either movies and/or TV tried to jump off a pierâ and that the attempt was not successfulâ.
|by Nikki||reply 90||11/10/2012|
Wiki has posted his death as has Huffington Post. Gruesome. BH Cops 2 wasn't THAT bad.
|by Nikki||reply 1||08/19/2012|
Apparently he finally saw "Prometheus"
|by Nikki||reply 2||08/19/2012|
According to IMDB, he was still involved in a lot of projects.
|by Nikki||reply 3||08/19/2012|
Why would he be upset about one of his brother's movies?
|by Nikki||reply 4||08/19/2012|
the wrong director killed himself
|by Nikki||reply 5||08/19/2012|
He made "The Hunger." I liked that more than all the blockbusters.
|by Nikki||reply 6||08/19/2012|
I will always remember him for this, his most personal work..
|by Nikki||reply 7||08/19/2012|
This totally shocks me, why did he kill himself? Wasn't he planning to do Topgun 2?
|by Nikki||reply 8||08/19/2012|
NY TIMES/AP report as of 12:15 am EDT
I wonder what the suicide note said...
|by Nikki||reply 9||08/19/2012|
Trying to get a better look at a highway to the danger zone?
|by Nikki||reply 10||08/19/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 11||08/19/2012|
I agree with R6, it's one of my favorite films. Rest in peace, Tony.
|by Nikki||reply 12||08/19/2012|
Any relation to Ridley Scott?
|by Nikki||reply 13||08/19/2012|
R13, have you read ANY of the links in this thread?
They were brothers.
|by Nikki||reply 15||08/19/2012|
True Romance is one of my favorite films.
|by Nikki||reply 16||08/19/2012|
A bit violent though, yes, R16?
|by Nikki||reply 17||08/19/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 18||08/19/2012|
[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.
|by Nikki||reply 19||08/19/2012|
I know that bridge - it's unbelievably high. This guy REALLY wanted to go
|by Nikki||reply 20||08/19/2012|
His movies were always filled with lots of crazy gunfight footage
And now Tony Scott has gone and jumped off a California Bridge
|by Nikki||reply 21||08/19/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 22||08/19/2012|
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?
|by Nikki||reply 23||08/19/2012|
I was an 'action' director - WTF are you talking about ?
|by Nikki||reply 24||08/19/2012|
Isn't committing suicide in San Pedro redundant?
|by Nikki||reply 25||08/19/2012|
True Romance was a really good movie.
|by Nikki||reply 26||08/19/2012|
Let's not forget Ridley Scott gave us "White Squall". Another reason why he gets the edge.
|by Nikki||reply 27||08/19/2012|
I'm deeply sorry for his loss. Had I ever worked with him I'm sure I'd have been nominated for my work. Now will never know....how sad.
|by Nikki||reply 28||08/19/2012|
sorry about all the typos at r28. I'm overcome with grief.
Mamie get my a paxil!!!!
|by Nikki||reply 29||08/19/2012|
Very sad. May God comfort the family during this tragic time.
|by Nikki||reply 30||08/20/2012|
I'm surprised the cops let him go after his first attempt. Can't they hold people who've tried to off themselves?
|by Nikki||reply 31||08/20/2012|
That's what I wondered, R31.
I know they can't hold someone indefinitely, but maybe they could have held him for 24 hours while they contacted his family, brother etc. and told them he needed help.
|by Nikki||reply 32||08/20/2012|
[quote]Tony Scott's Death Prompts Deep Hollywood Mourning
|by Nikki||reply 33||08/20/2012|
Did he have finacial problems?
|by Nikki||reply 34||08/20/2012|
"May God comfort the family during this tragic time."
Seriously, go fuck yourself.
|by Nikki||reply 35||08/20/2012|
"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.
|by Nikki||reply 36||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 37||08/20/2012|
[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.
|by Nikki||reply 38||08/20/2012|
time to watch 'night, mother.
|by Nikki||reply 39||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 40||08/20/2012|
We don't know the reason - he may have been ill (aside from depression)
|by Nikki||reply 41||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 42||08/20/2012|
R42, You are right about clinical depression, it clouds the mind. That's why magic mushrooms should be sold over-the-counter.
|by Nikki||reply 43||08/20/2012|
They're saying that it's possible that had inoperable brain cancer.
|by Nikki||reply 44||08/20/2012|
"My heart stopped when I heard of the tragic death of 1 of r most inspiring directors, Tony Scott. Rest In Peace Tony. U will be missd so..."--- Adam Shankman
|by Nikki||reply 45||08/20/2012|
Last night, I jumped off San Pedro....
|by Nikki||reply 46||08/20/2012|
I agree R6.
It's a very unusual film with a perfect cast. Far, far better than the current crop of so-called vampire films.
|by Nikki||reply 47||08/20/2012|
I didn't like any of his movies, including The Hunger. His brother has been inconsistent too, but with a sprinkling of classics.
|by Nikki||reply 49||08/20/2012|
The other Tony Scott death thread:
|by Nikki||reply 50||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 51||08/20/2012|
He drove a Prius. That'd drive me to suicide, too.
|by Nikki||reply 52||08/20/2012|
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?
|by Nikki||reply 53||08/20/2012|
Btw R51 I just noticed the other thread has 135 posts, so apparently you're losing. Sorry, cupcake.
|by Nikki||reply 54||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 56||08/20/2012|
How about look at the front page for 3 seconds before making a duplicate thread, dicknuts?
|by Nikki||reply 57||08/20/2012|
R56/thread linker here. R57, I did not make that other thread, if you are talking to me.
|by Nikki||reply 58||08/20/2012|
I am talking to the OP of this thread.
|by Nikki||reply 59||08/20/2012|
Have you heard anything about that pedophile Justin? He likes to go to libraries and cruise pre-teen boys.
|by Nikki||reply 60||08/20/2012|
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?
|by Nikki||reply 62||08/20/2012|
Your mama's cunt cares, she told me.
|by Nikki||reply 63||08/20/2012|
**** BREAKING NEWS!!! *****
Tony Scott did NOT have brain cancer!
|by Nikki||reply 64||08/20/2012|
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?
|by Nikki||reply 66||08/20/2012|
I didn't know that about your organs exploding. Sounds horrible.
|by Nikki||reply 67||08/20/2012|
What other famous people have died this way? Anyone have a list?
|by Nikki||reply 68||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 69||08/20/2012|
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?
|by Nikki||reply 70||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 71||08/20/2012|
What about his collection of porn twinks?
|by Nikki||reply 72||08/20/2012|
So, why did he kill himself??
|by Nikki||reply 73||08/20/2012|
Will they release the contents of the suicide note? They owe it to the people.
|by Nikki||reply 74||08/20/2012|
I heard he had brain cancer, can anyone confirm this?
|by Nikki||reply 75||08/20/2012|
Family said, "No brain cancer".
|by Nikki||reply 76||08/20/2012|
Maybe he didn't tell anyone in his family that he had cancer. I guess the note tells all.
|by Nikki||reply 77||08/20/2012|
What did he know? My GAWD!
|by Nikki||reply 79||08/20/2012|
[quote] Maybe he didn't tell anyone in his family that he had cancer
No he just told TMZ instead.
|by Nikki||reply 80||08/20/2012|
what about organs exploding r67
|by Nikki||reply 81||08/20/2012|
r87, sometimes an organ will overheat and explode if you play the full 17 minute version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita on it.
|by Nikki||reply 83||08/20/2012|
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.
|by Nikki||reply 84||08/21/2012|
I am the OP of this thread. I wonder why the other, later thread took off faster. Maybe it's a Nikki backlash?
|by Nikki||reply 86||08/21/2012|
Apparently the organs get smooshed like a pancake when they hit the water and pop like water balloons?
|by Nikki||reply 87||08/21/2012|
But, why did he jump? Somebody must know something!
|by Nikki||reply 88||08/21/2012|
Unbelievable debate tonight. I think we all know who Tony Scott would vote for. R.I.P.
|by Nikki||reply 89||10/22/2012|
Obama, bring Tony back!!!!
|by Nikki||reply 90||11/10/2012|