Tony Scott – Director of TopGun – Dies at Age 68
Now that the movie industry has become so mainstream there are countless top notch movies for consumers to, well, consume. However, it’s generally accepted that there are just some movies that everyone has to see. Top Gun, released in 1986 starring Tom Cruise, is generally accepted to be one of those movies.
While the acting of Top Gun is top notch and attributes much to it’s success, it wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic directing skills of Tony Scott. Scott is well known for directing Top Gun but also has accrued an extensive list of films which he directed on his resume. But, while Scott has been lauded by movie buffs across the board, he never managed to gain the public’s attention like James Cameron or Steven Spielberg, for example. Despite this, there’s no denying the fact that the recent news will come as a shocker to everyone.
We’re saddened to announce that Tony Scott was found dead yesterday August 19th at the age of 68. To make matters even worse, investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbour Division have ruled the death a suicide. Scott reportedly lept to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in LA at around 12:30PM. Originally, rumors began to spread that said Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer thus spiraling him into a depressive cycle, ultimately leading to his death. However, his family has come forth to say that not only did he not have inoperable brain cancer, but he didn’t have any cancer at all with his widow calling the rumors “absolutely false”.
L.A.P.D investigators have said they found several suicide notes along with contact information within his car which was parked on the bridge from which he lept. What exactly these notes contain we aren’t sure but out of complete and utter respect for his family we’re not going to put any pressure on it.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Tony Scott’s loved ones and everyone else affected by this tragedy.