Top Gun director Tony Scott committed suicide yesterday by leaping to his death from a Los Angeles bridge, according to authorities. Scott, 68, jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans San Pedro and Terminal Island, reports AP. He reportedly jumped "without hesitation." A suicide note was found inside Scott's Prius, which was parked on one of the bridge lanes, said police.
The British-born Scott, brother of producer Ridley Scott, directed several top Hollywood films, including The Hunger, True Romance, Days of Thunder, a remake of the Taking of Pelham 123, and Enemy of the State. Scott and his brother shared producer credits on TV series Numb3rs and The Good Wife. The 68-year-old's body has been turned over to the LA coroner. (Read more Top Gun stories.)