Both, BAFTA and the Hollywood grieve over the untimely loss of Tony Scott – a finest talent that was bestowed on the moviemaking industry. The exemplary craftsman is no more amongst us. Fellow filmmakers, cinema-goers, critics and renowned peoples from the film industry are taking to the social networking sites to express their deep concern over the death of the Top Gun director.
According to onlookers, who were present at the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the ‘tragic day’ had Tony to leap into the waters after coolly parking his black Toyota Prius on the side.
He then, without any hesitation, took a 200ft dive from over above, after post mid-day, local time. A confirmation regarding the incident has already come from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The Coroner’s Office suggested that a dive team using hi-tech sonar equipments had pulled the body from the muddy waters in LA harbour, after a massive research that lasted several hours.
Watch commander for the coroner’s office, Lt. Joe Bale, in his report said that there was no evidence of any type of foul play. From what it all looks like, certainly, it was a suicide.
He further alleged: “At this point we are investigating this as a suicide. There is nothing to lead us to believe otherwise. We will go where the facts take us. We have no reason to believe it was not a suicide.”
The movie legend left behind a note at his West Hollywood office, addressed to his loved ones, which initially appeared to as a suicide note.
It took no time for the news of the death of Tony Scott to become public. Friends and colleagues from all over the industry paid tribute via their respective Tweets. Ron Howard, fellow director and the man behind Da Vinci Code tweeted: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Duncan James took to his Twitter to say: “Just heard about Tony Scott news. Horrible..Tony was a truly lovely man who took me under his wing and ignited my passion to make films.”
Scott’s family is more than in deep depression as well. It appeared as his actress wife Donna Scott was being calmed by close friends and family at their Beverly Hills home.
Donna and Tony worked together in several films. The couple had twin teenage boys – Frank and Max.
It has been requested by the family that privacy is something to be kept up with at this time. Meanwhile, Simon Halls, the publicist took centrestage to confirm that Tony Scott has indeed passed away.
Donna Scott is supposedly the third wife of the True Romance director. Tony divorced Gerry Scott, his wife of seven years and his marriage to Glynis Sanders lasted for less than a year.
During his term, Tony Scott brought forth to the table entertaining delights in the form of The Taking of Pelham 123, The Hunger, Enemy of the State, Spy Game and fan favourite Crimson Tide.
Tony Scott will certainly be remembered for his outstanding contributions to the film industry not only in his own homeland but across the pond as well.