Los Angeles: Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as 'Top Gun,' 'Days of Thunder' and 'Beverly Hills Cop II,' died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge, authorities said.
The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.
Several people called 911 around 12:35 pm to report that someone had jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles police Lt Tim Nordquist.
A dive team with Los Angeles Port Police pulled the body from the murky water several hours later, Nordquist said. Scott's body was taken to a dock in Wilmington and turned over to the county coroner's office....more
10:05 AM, Aug 20, 2012