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Monday
Aug272012

Private Funeral Held for Tony Scott

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Friends and family remembered the late director Tony Scott last Friday at a private funeral in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

TMZ.com further reports that Scott's brother, director Ridley Scott, was among those in attendance.

Scott took his own life by jumping off a bridge the previous Sunday.  A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County coroner's office tells The Hollywood Reporter the 68-year-old Top Gun director left behind two suicide notes -- one inside his car, another in his office -- but neither shed any light on why he decided to commit suicide.

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Thursday
Aug232012

Private Family-Only Burial Planned for Tony Scott

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Director Tony Scott will be buried this weekend at a private ceremony in Los Angeles, Deadline.com reports.

The Scott family issued the following statement to Deadline.com: “Tony Scott will be honored at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles.  The family will announce plans after Labor Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Scott.  Details will be forthcoming once they are formalized.”

The 68-year-old Scott, whose credits include Top Gun and Days of Thunder, died last Sunday in an apparent suicide.  The Los Angeles coroner's office says Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Los Angeles.

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Tony Scott Was Preparing for "Top Gun" Sequel Before Death

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Director Tony Scott was busy with a number of projects before he apparently committed suicide on Sunday.

The Hollywood Reporter says Scott and his Top Gun star, Tom Cruise, toured a naval air station in Nevada last week as part of research for a planned sequel to their 1986 hit.

Cruise remembered Scott in a statement Monday, saying, "He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable.  My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."

Scott and Cruise also worked together on the 1990 race car driving film Days of Thunder.

Aside from a Top Gun sequel, Scott was poised to direct a movie titled Narco Sub and had his eye on other projects, including a remake of the 1969 Western The Wild Bunch, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

An autopsy was completed Monday, but an official cause of death won't be known until toxicology test results come in in six to eight weeks, according to California's The Daily Breeze.

The Los Angeles coroner's office said on Sunday that Scott, 68, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach, Calif.

His brother, fellow director Ridley Scott, has flown from London to Los Angeles to be with family members.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on his upcoming drama The Counselor, starring Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and other A-listers, has been suspended in light of Tony Scott's death.

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Monday
Aug202012

"Top Gun" Director Tony Scott Dead in Apparent Suicide

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Prolific director Tony Scott, whose credits include Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Crimson Tide, has died in an apparent suicide.

The Los Angeles coroner's office says Scott, 68, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach, California, around 12:30 p.m. PT Sunday.

California's The Daily Breeze reports a suicide note was found inside Scott's Toyota Prius, parked near the bridge.

According to Deadline.com, Scott was pronounced dead around 3 p.m.  The coroner's office tells the website his death is being investigated as a suicide.

Scott's rep confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter, without getting into specifics.

The British-born Scott, whose brother is Prometheus director Ridley Scott, delivered his first major film in 1983: the horror flick The Hunger, which starred Susan Sarandon and David Bowie.  Three years later, he released Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise.  He worked with Cruise again on 1990's Days of Thunder.

Scott's other major credits include The Last Boy Scout, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire, and the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123.  His last film credit was the 2010 Denzel Washington thriller Unstoppable.

Scott was also an executive producer of the CBS drama Numb3rs.

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