‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Passes at the Age of 68By
According to various sources, Director and Producer Tony Scott committed suicide on Sunday afternoon, a life decision rumored to be made surrounding his battle with an inoperable brain tumor. The 68 year-old filmmaker drove to the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California, parked his car atop and jumped off, a very sad and tragic end to a talented filmmaker.
Tony, who one of the younger brothers to Ridley Scott, may not have been as well known as other directors, but films are fully able to stand on their own. Top Gun is one of the most well known films for the baby boomer generation. He also teamed up with Denzel Washington for several poignant films including Crimson Tide, Man On Fire, Deja Vu, Taking Of Pelham 123 and most recently Unstoppable. He also had a producing hand in his brother’s Alien prequel Prometheus. Tony never quite got deep enough into directing to capture a style all his own, but his films were able to give audiences the rush and thrill that were promised.
While Tony was never famous enough to fully develop a following, he had a very keen eye for film. It’s difficult to digest this news — not just because he took his own life, but that Tony had so much life yet to live. When talented people are lost, it’s very sad. But it’s very depressing when those talented individuals are gone before their time. Tony Scott will be very widely missed.
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