So Tony Scott Jumped Off A Bridge (1944 – 2012)

August 20th, 2012 // 42 Comments
Tony Scott

“Tom, Tom. We want this volleyball scene to be gay, but not too gay. Quit licking Val.”

Director Tony Scott (Top Gun, Crimson Tide, True Romance, other awesome movies) jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro yesterday after reportedly leaving behind a suicide note in his office, according to The LA Times:

Several witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, about 12:30 p.m. Then he scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said.
A source said officials looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the famed action-movie director and producer. A note listing contact information was inside. A suicide note was later found in his office. Its contents were not revealed.
The coroner’s office identified Scott on Sunday evening.

The contents of the note haven’t been released yet, so there’s no real way to determine why Tony Scott decided to kill himself. However, we do know The Hunger Games was released on home video the day before his suicide, and Tony Scott’s married to a model who probably wanted to watch it. I’m just presenting the facts.

Rest in Peace

UPDATE: It was brain cancer, so I was close.

UPDATE: So remember when I said brain cancer? Ahaha.

Fun Fact: Tony Scott directed this video and the sheer awesome broke Kenny Loggins’ mind so hard, he spent the rest of his career wearing sweaters while writing songs about Winnie the Pooh that could make you smile at a small boy drowning in a lake. True story.

Photos: Getty


  1. Ugh

    Seriously, this is what Wikkipedia reports-


    On 19 August 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Scott realized all he had ideas for were train movies involving Denzel Washington. Jealous of Scott’s and Denzel’s friendship, Tom Cruise pushed Tony Scott from the L.A. bridge. Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s harbor division found contact information in his car, which was parked near the bridge, along with a suicide note.[17] Witnesses said he did not hesitate before jumping.[18][19] His body was taken from the water by the Los Angeles Port Authority.

  2. Get Serious

    Of all the directors out there, he’s most responsible for the type of movie I hate: overly quick, jerky action films with absolutely no heart or soul. Yet, even with that, I bore him no malice. RIP, Tony.

    Dear God, why couldn’t it have been that idiot loser Michael Bay?

  3. L. Ron

    and the last Thetan crosses the finish line …congrats, Tom

  4. Emma Watson's Vagina

    wow .R.I.P.

    wonder what caused it?

  5. Ice Man

    Top Gun was not gay. Not that there is anything wrong with being gay. Oh, everyone should be allowed to marry in 2012. Those republicans cannot be allowed back into office.

    My point is that they put together that volley ball scene for women and to make the characters macho. The one shot of Tom Cruise in his underwear after Goose dies is so apparent that they are going for the female audience.

    Beverly Hills Cop 2 is Tony Scott’s best. The cinematography is better than most movies today. It’s also Tony Scott’s style that he has the cinematography do. It’s one of the first blockbuster looks. Tony Scott can PERFECTLY Direct drama, action and comedy. I can only name few who can do all three!

    If you are a fan of Summer movies and have not seen Beverly Hills Cop 2 then netflix it. It is a guaranteed fun watch that will not disappoint. Rest in peace Tony Scott. You’re a legend.

    • Lick Biden's Taint

      Those republicans cannot be allowed back into office.


      What does that have to do with some guy realizing Obama’s going to win in November and deciding he didn’t want to be around to see him inflicted on this once proud nation for another four years?

    • Beverly Hills Cop II stunk to high heaven—although I blame the writing, not Tony Scott’s directing. “Adriano’s jewelry store was just robbed! We’re calling them the ‘Alphabet Criminals’ because their next crime will involve something that starts with a ‘B’! We know about their next crime because this screenplay makes no sense!” And other completely ridiculous things.

      • Matt Lauer

        Apart from stand-up, the only entertaining thing Eddie Murphy has ever done was with a tranny hooker.

    • USDA Prime McBeef

      You lost me at Top Gun isn’t gay. Not that your dissertation wasn’t TLDR… and TGDR.

    • “Playin’, playin’ with the boys. . .”

    • Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

      That omment was about as meaningful as the nature of his death.

    • tom skerritt

      dude, top gun is a total gay allegory. google quentin tarantino top gun gay, and you’ll get his spiel. top to bottom gay. gay gay gay. i agree nothign wrong with it, but it’s hilarious to see someone dispute it. maverick only sleeps w/ the girl after she dresses like a guy in the elevator? maverick to iceman, ‘you can be my wingman anytime?” not to mention, beach volleyball. its fabulousssssss.

  6. maverick

    couldnt bear to be associated with flaming dog turd of a movie top gun 2 cant blame him

  7. Taylor Swifts Tampon String

    Top Gun was targeting gay men. The base of the movie was the struggle of Tom Cruise to contain his love for the other guy. The volleyball scene was not needed in the movie, it was only there to add to the homosexual overtone that the movie contained.

    • Joe Blow

      Oh yeah. Remember the locker room scene with Iceman and Maverick? You could practically see the homosexual tension in the air.

      • TheDevilYouKnow

        What does homosexual tension look like, pray tell?

      • Taylor Swifts Tampon String

        It resembles that of Ponch and John during the filming of Chips..Larry Dallas & Jack Tripper…George & Jerry…any member of any former or current boy band…two men looking at each other and wondering what it would be like to be inside the other…the fighting temptation to plow into one another similar to having a real life Brokeback Mountain moment…

      • Dr.J.Fever

        Thumbs up just for your handle

  8. Sir William

    Maybe he just realized he was driving a Prius.

  9. don

    rip tony.
    Cant believe anyone would want those socialists
    in Washington DC for another 4 years.
    go figure the stupidity in the USA today!!

  10. Anthony

    Maybe this was on his bucket list and he forgot the bungee cord

  11. vuy

    True Romance beat fuckin movie ever made. RIP one of the bet lines I eat the pussy …I eat the butt …I eat eveyy muthafuckin thang

  12. adam

    Everytime I watch the trailer scene between Hopper and Walken in True Romance I just have to light a cigarette… So his work definitely moves me.

  13. splash, not splat.

    Hope he got the control he so desperately wanted.

  14. El Jefe

    R.I.P. Tony.

    My guess is he may have been diagnosed with something fatal and just said fuck it. So sad.

  15. Barack Barry

    RIP first, and to all those who believe in “free elections”, George Carlin said it best.

    “Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice . . . you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying . . . lobbying, to get what they want . . . Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want . . . they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that . . . that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers . . . Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fuckin’ retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it . . . they’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fuckin’ place. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in The big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people . . . white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means . . . continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you . . . they don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at all . . . at all . . . at all, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it . . .”

    • Inmate 12236969

      Yeah put George was a pothead and turned into an angry old man before he died,

    • USDA Prime McBeef

      Inmate, we get it you are one of those assholes that probably drinks a 12 pack sitting on the front porch bitching about liberals and potheads. Smoking weed is terrible and the domain of lazy fucks with grateful dead t-shirts. I’ll admit that the people that smoke pot and advertise it are often like that. That’s because the people that are successful and not fucking losers following around Phish (do they still exist?) don’t advertise because of the legality issue and because of the fucks like you that judge with a drink in your hand.

      Granted this is the internet, and I’m a known liar, but you should take a look at my accomplishments and my CV and know I put that together while smoking pot. So fuck off. Please. Just fuck off.

  16. John Mayer's Pecker's Jism

    Tony Scott was certainly talented, several levels above your typical Hollywood hack such as Paul Anderson (Not Thomas), Stephen Sommers, Simon West, and other directors of mindless yet mildly entertaining action fluff. His movie “The Last Boy Scout” was in many ways the prototypical Tony Scott film: Awesome but in a very average way. And his quick edit / extreme close up style actually looks pretty artistic in retrospect. Michael Bay certainly owes him big time. The man just needed a great story to catapult him to the level of his brother Ridley. Tony Scott could have been a David Lean of our time. Unfortunately none of the stories he seem to gravitate to was particularly epic or grandiose or visionary. May he rest in peace

  17. p216

    Epstein dies at age 60 this January. Horshack dies at age 63 earlier this month. Tony Scott apparently jumps to his death yesterday. With Travolta’s recent legal troubles, it seems weird that people that have worked with him that could be called to testify are dying left and right.

  18. Ben

    If I owned a Toyota Prius I’d want to kill myself too.

  19. don

    Hey Barry Barack….who exactly are “They”.
    Why don’t U name names????
    R U CIA????

  20. Contraceptive SpongeBob

    Ok new rule, the next person who jumps off a bridge has to take a Kardashian with them

  21. G-E-R-A-N-A-M-O

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