Why Did Tony Scott Kill Himself?
Tony Scott Suicide: Brain Cancer Diagnosis?
Acclaimed director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California on August 19, 2012. Tony Scott left suicide notes in his car and office, but the content of those notes has not been made public.
However, a likely reason for Tony Scott's suicide has emerged: According to Sky News, Tony Scott had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. [Update: Tony Scott's wife said that the director was not diagnosed with brain cancer, or any other serious illness.]
Tony Scott brought us such memorable films as:
- True Romance
- Beverly Hills Cop
- Top Gun
- Days of Thunder
- Man on Fire
As a producer, Tony Scott had nine TV and film projects in various stages of production at the time of his death.
The note left in Tony Scott's car was apparently a list of people to contact after his death, while the note in his office was more detailed.
Director Ridley Scott flew to Los Angeles after learning of his brother's suicide.