“Top Gun” Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide

Legendary Hollywood producer and director Tony Scott committed suicide today by jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, California. Police found his car parked on the bridge, and a suicide note was found at his office.

Scott directed such films as “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Enemy of the State,” and “The Taking of Pelham 123,” and produced scores of popular movies, some with his brother Ridley Scott who directed the “Alien” series.

‘Top Gun’ director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge [LA Times]

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    Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

    Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
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    And he was always human when he talked;
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    And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
    Went home and put a bullet through his head.