August 20th, 2012
12:22 AM ET

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

British director Tony Scott, best known for the films "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died from injuries sustained Sunday when he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, an official with the Los Angeles County Corner's Office told CNN.

The death of the 68-year-old Scott is being treated as a suicide, said Lt. Joe Bale of the coroner's office.

"There's nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time," he said.

Scott jumped from the bridge about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Bale said.


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  1. BOMBO ©

    Okay, who had Tony Scott and Phyllis Diller in the dead pool? I'm still waiting for Ringo Starr to croak. Bugger won't die.

    August 21, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
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