Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as “Top Gun,” ”Days of Thunder” jumped off the San Pedro Bridge Sunday. Scott, 68, jumped from the bridge at about 12:30 p.m. a Los Angeles County coroner official said.
Several witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his black Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, about 12:30 p.m. Then he scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation.
One lane of the eastbound side of the bridge was closed to traffic during the investigation. Cargo vessels moved at reduced speeds through the east side of the port’s main channel during the search, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
Authorities used sonar equipment to find Scott’s body in the port’s murky waters. His body was recovered at approximately 4:30pm … four hours after he jumped.
A note was found in Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, according to the Los Angeles Times. That note listed contact information – a suicide note was later found at his office
Scott was the younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott, the maker of Oscar-winning movies like “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down” as well as other hits like “Blade Runner.”
Tony Scott was 68-years-old.