Hollywood is reeling this morning with the news that beloved and veteran director Tony Scott killed himself Sunday by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles.
The 68-year-old, who had no known history of suffering from depression, climbed a fence on the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning Los Angeles Harbor and jumped “without hesitation,” plunging 185 feet to his death, officials said.
A note was found in Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, according to the Los Angeles Times. That note listed contact information – a suicide note was later found at his office.
Stars took to Twitter to express their sorrow at the passing of the Top Gun director, who is the younger brother of filmmaker Ridley Scott.
“Tony Scott…. You left us too soon,” tweeted Rosario Dawson, who starred in Scott’s last released film, 2010’s “Unstoppable.” “How terribly sad. What a lovely, kind human being you were. I will love and miss you much. Blessings to your family. Rest In Peace.”
Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood wrote: “Awful news about Tony Scott. rest in peace.“
“Tony Scott as a friend and a mentor was irreplaceable. Tone, wherever you are, I love you man. RIP,“director and producer Joe Carnahan said on Twitter.
“Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott’s life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss! ,” tweeted Samuel L. Jackson.
“No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day,” director Ron Howard posted on Twitter.