Tony Scott, the director of films such as "Top Gun" has tragically passed away. The accomplished director has left behind his wife, Donna Scott who he worked with on the film "Days of Thunder" and their two children.
The 68-year-old whose older brother is Ridley Scott, jumped from Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, where his body was pulled from the Los Angeles Harbor on Sunday. Reportedly, Scott parked his car near the bridge and climbed a 10 foot fence where he jumped 185 feet into the water below.
The coroner's office is treating Mr. Scott's death as a suicide. There was a note found in his car with people to be contacted and a second note was found in his office, which has not been released.
Police are still trying to piece together his sudden death. He leaves behind his twin sons and his wife Donna who he married in 1994.
The successful director worked with leading names such as Tom Cruize and Bruce Willis, and Denzel Washington in his film "Crimson Tide." His most recent film, "Unstoppable" starred Washington as an engineer who was trying to stop a runaway freight train before it killed a passenger train full of children.
Tony Scott and his brother, Ridley, were partners in the company Scott Free Productions and they had worked on a projects together such as "Gettysburg" which was a film on the History Channel covering the Civil War battle.
His presence in the film world will truly be missed and celebrities took to Twitter to offer their heartfelt condolences.
Christian Slater who starred in Scott's iconic film "True Romance,"said on Twitter: "Love ya Tony, always have, always will"
Duncan Jones: "Just heard about Tony Scott news. Horrible... Tony was a truly lovely man who took me under his wing & ignited my passion to make films. Awww Tony. Wish you had felt there was a way to keep going. What a sad waste. My thoughts go out to his wife and beautiful children."
Samuel L. Jackson: "Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott's life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!"