Authorities in Los Angeles say movie director Tony Scott
, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun, Days of Thunder
and Beverly Hills Cop II
, has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.
An officer with the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said the 68-year-old Scott's death Sunday is being investigated as a suicide.
Police say several people called emergency services shortly after midday Sunday to report that someone had jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.
A dive team with Los Angeles Port Police pulled the body from the murky water several hours later, Nordquist said. Scott's body was taken to a dock in Wilmington and turned over to the county coroner's office.
The British-born Scott was producer and director Ridley Scott's brother. Ridley Scott's Prometheus
was a summer blockbuster.
Scott frequently worked with Denzel Washington, most recently on the runaway train drama Unstoppable
Scott and Washington collaborated on four other films: Man on Fire, Deja Vu
, and The Taking of Pelham 123.
Other Scott films include True Romance
and Crimson Tide
. Scott was married to actress Donna Scott. They have twin sons.