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    Official: British director Tony Scott dead after jumping from California bridge

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Director Tony Scott, best known for the films "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died in an apparent suicide Sunday when he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San
    Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said.

    "There's nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time," said Lt. Joe Bale of the coroner's office.
    Scott, 68, jumped from the bridge at about 12:30 p.m., Bale said. The bridge spans the Los Angeles
    Harbor, connecting San Pedro and Terminal Island.

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    I really hated Top Gun, but loved Crimson Tide.

    This explains the why

    'Top Gun' Director Tony Scott Had Inoperable Brain Cancer

    Tony Scott, director of "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Crimson Tide," had inoperable brain cancer, a source close to him told ABC News.

    The famed director died Sunday after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities said.

    Police said they received a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. that an individual had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The body was recovered around 3 p.m., when it was identified by authorities as Scott, according to Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today.

    The Coroner's Office found several notes to loved ones in Scott's car, a spokesman told The Associated Press. A suicide note was later found at his office, according to the AP.
    "I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time," Scott's spokesman, Simon Halls, said in a statement, according to the AP.

    Scott, 68, was perhaps best known for directing "Top Gun," starring Tom Cruise in 1986, which went on to gross more than $300 million worldwide, according to The duo worked again in the 1990 film "Days of Thunder."

    The British-born director also frequently worked with Denzel Washington, most recently in the 2010 film "Unstoppable." They collaborated on four other films: "Crimson Tide," "Man on Fire," "Deja Vu" and "The Taking of Pelham 123."

    Scott was the younger brother of producer and director Ridley Scott. Together, the brothers formed their own production company, Scott Free Productions. Their company produced the CBS dramas "NUMB3RS" and "The Good Wife."The 2012 blockbuster "Prometheus" was the latest film released by their production company.

    Other Tony Scott films include "True Romance," written by Quentin Tarantino, "The Fan," with Robert De Niro, and "Enemy of the State," starring Will Smith.

    In a tweet Sunday, director Ron Howard said, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."
    "Most of the obits for Tony Scott will mention "Top Gun" first, but my favorite will always be "True Romance." RIP," tweeted film critic Richard Roeper.
    Scott was survived by his wife, Donna, and their twin sons
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    True Romance is my favorite movie of all time.

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    According to TMZ...

    "Tony Scott did NOT have inoperable brain cancer, or for that matter brain cancer at all ... this according to Scott's family.

    TMZ has learned ... Scott's wife told investigators the rumor that Tony had inoperable brain cancer is "absolutely false."

    Although the autopsy results have been deferred pending more tests, our sources say there is no evidence of brain cancer.

    What's more ... we're told Scott's wife says Tony did not have any other severe medical issues that would have caused him to take his own life.

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