'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge
BY CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press
Monday, August 20, 2012
8/20/12 at 10:37 AM
LOS ANGELES — Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death said the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday.
Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating his death as a probable suicide. He said investigators indicated multiple notes were found in Scott's car and at another location.
The "Top Gun" director jumped to his death off a towering suspension bridge over Los Angeles Harbor. An autopsy will be performed Monday.
The 68-year old is the youngest brother of director Ridley Scott and directed thrillers such as "Crimson Tide" and 2010's "Unstoppable."
He was married and has twin sons.
In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of "Unstoppable" in Los Angeles. GUS RUELAS/AP Photo