Director Tony Scott, best known for the films Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II, died in an apparent suicide Sunday (August 19, 2012) when he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said.
Along with Top Gun, Scott directed another of Tom Cruise‘s early hits, Days of Thunder. It was on the set of Days of Thunder where Scott met actress Donna Wilson, whom he married in 1994. They had twin sons.
Looking somber, Cruise, wearing an unbuttoned white shirt and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, was spotted last night leaving Madeo restaurant in Los Angeles, CA.
Tom has recently been doing research for the Top Gun sequel in Fallon, Nevada on Friday (August 17) talking with officials at a naval air station. At the time of Scott’s death, the director had not signed on to direct the film’s sequel.
Our condolences go out to Tony Scott’s family and friends.