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'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jumps to death

Director Tony Scott. File photo

Director Tony Scott. File photo  

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Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II,” died on Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge, authorities said.

Scott’s death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. Joe Bale said.

The 68-year-old Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles, authorities said.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn told the Daily Breeze that a suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.

The British-born Scott was producer Ridley Scott’s brother.

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