“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.