Top Gun director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor August 19, according to authorities. He was 68.
According to the Associated Press, Tony climbed a fence on the bridge and jumped around 12:30 p.m. One coroner's report said Tony jumped "without hesitation." The Los Angeles Times says police found a suicide note in Tony's office; Its contents were not revealed.
Divers recovered Tony's body around 4:30 p.m. using sonar equipment.
Tony had recently finished shooting the drama Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale. His previous films include Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Beverly Hills Cop II, starring Eddie Murphy, Enemy of the State, starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman, Spy Game, starring Brad Pitt and Robert Redford, and the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta.
British-born Tony was the brother of Prometheus director Ridley Scott, 74. Tony was married three times and had twin sons with his third wife, actress Donna Wilson.
As news of Tony's death spread, celebrities flocked to Twitter to express their grief. "No more Tony Scott movies," director Ron Howard wrote. "Tragic day."