, the director of movie hits like Top Gun, Crimson Tide and Days of Thunder, was the younger brother of Ridley Scott. They owned Scott Free Productions, creating entertainment for both the big and small screen.
At 68 Scott
had achieved the dream. He was a beloved director with a string of hit movies to his name. Leaving a suicide note in his car, Scott jumped from a bridge in Long Beach, Ca., ending his life. Police were called during the lunch hour about a man jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge. His body was recovered around 3:30 p.m.
reports that Scott's note listed contact information of those the director wanted to be notified by the police. A more detailed suicide letter was found later at Scott's office.
Scott was survived by his wife, Donna, and their twin sons.
There have been media reports that Scott had brain cancer but those reports are not confirmed. His family has now stated that he did not have cancer.