Tony Scott, Director of Top Gun, Dies at Age 68

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English Director Tony Scott died on Sunday by jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

The younger brother of Ridley Scott reportedly climbed a fence and jumped from the bridge with no hesitation, leaving a suicide note in his office.

Scott is best known for directing the 1986 action film Top Gun, as well as films like The Fan, Unstoppable, and the 2009 remake of The Taking of Pelham 123. He had signed on to directed the Top Gun sequel that is currently in the works.

Scott's publicist Simon Halls has confirmed the death, asking that the privacy of the family be respected during this difficult time.

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