Hollywood film and television directorhas died by his own hand in southern California. Scott, 68, died after jumping from the Vincent Thomas bridge in San Pedro, California. Los Angeles police have stated that Scott left a suicide note behind.
Scott was an Academy nominated director with his older brother Ridley who have released a number of blockbuster hits. He was working on a sequel to the 1986hit “Top Gun” at the time of his death.
He was born Anthony Davis Scott on June 21, 1944 in Northumberland, England. Scott graduated from the Royal College of Art.
Along with the thousands of television commercials Scott directed with his brother, he directed and produced dozens of films and television shows including “Top Gun”, “Beverly Hills cop II”, “Days of Thunder”, “The Last Boy Scout”, “Crimson Tide”, “Enemy of the State”, “Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael”, “Spy Game”, “Agent Orange”, 115 episodes of the television show “Numb3rs”, “The Taking of Pelham 1,2 3”, “Unstoppable”, “Tristan + Isolde”, “The Amdromeda Strain”, “The A-Team” movie, eight episodes of “The Pillars of the Earth”, “Gettysburg”, eight episodes of “World Without End”, 65 episodes of “The Good Wife”, “Prometheus”, 16 episodes of “Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights”, several projects in various states of production.
The family is asking that their privacy be respected at this time. Scott is survived by his brother Ridley, wife Donna, and twin boys.