Scott, a celebrated director and producer, died after jumping from the Vincent Thomas suspension bridge into the Los Angeles Harbour in California on Sunday afternoon US time. The 68-year-old was best known for his blockbuster hits such as ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Days of Thunder’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop II.’ He was the younger brother of award-winning director Ridley Scott.
After hearing about the apparent suicide, Tom Cruise, who worked with him on 1989 classic ‘Top Gun,’ released an official statement.
“Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time,” he said.
John Travolta, who starred in Scott’s 2009 film ‘The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3’ told E! News,
"Tony was one of my favorite directors I've ever worked with and was one of my favorite people, a truly inspired talent. Everyone loved Tony."
Aussie superstar Nicole Kidman, who appeared alongside her then-beau Tom Cruise in the 1990 Scott-directed movie ‘Days of Thunder’ added,
"I'm so so sad. I loved Tony and he was always so good to me. He will be deeply missed by so many of us that knew him."
Hollywood heavyweight Denzel Washington, who starred in several of Tony’s films including ‘Man On Fire’ and ‘Unstoppable’ released the following statement.
"Tony Scott was a great director, a genuine friend and it is unfathomable to think that he is now gone."
"He had a tremendous passion for life and for the art of filmmaking and was able to share this passion with all of us through his cinematic brilliance. My family sends their prayers and deepest condolences to the entire Scott family."
Our thoughts and hearts go out to Tony Scott’s friends and family.
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