Bob McPhail 4:30 p.m., Aug. 29
Ron Howard tweeted, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."
Matthew Lickona emailed, "This one's on you, I fear. Digging a hole is sometimes a dirty business."
Esther Marks instilled in me the following aphorisms at a tender age: never speak ill of the dead and if you don't have something nice to say about somebody, keep it zipped.
Ridley Scott's younger brother Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Fan and many more Hollywood crowd-pleasers, died yesterday after throwing himself off the Vincent Thomas Bridge that connects San Pedro with Terminal Island.
A suicide note was found in Scott's office. He leaves behind a wife and twin sons. Tony Scott was 68.
Top Gun was filmed in San Diego.
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