"Top Gun" director TONY SCOTT committed suicide yesterday, by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. He was 68.
--Witnesses say around 12:30 in the afternoon, he climbed a nine-foot fence and jumped, quote, "without hesitation." Police found a suicide note in his office, but there's no word what it said.
--It's not clear exactly where he jumped from, but the bridge is about 185 feet above the water. His body was retrieved by a diving team.
--Scott's other movies include "The Hunger", "Beverly Hills Cop 2", "Days of Thunder", "True Romance","Crimson Tide","Enemy of the State", and the recent DENZEL WASHINGTON movie "Unstoppable".
--There's also been talk of him directing TOM CRUISE in a "Top Gun" SEQUEL.
--Scott is the younger brother of director RIDLEY SCOTT. The two of them were co-producers of the TV shows"NUMB3RS" and "The Good Wife". They also produced the four-hour miniseries "Coma", which will air on A&E next month.
--Director RON HOWARD wrote on Twitter, quote, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."
--And MICHAEL RAPAPORT . . . who was part of the HUGE "True Romance" cast . . . said, quote, "There hasn't been one day since it came out that someone doesn't say to me, 'I love 'True Romance''. Tony Scott was a sweet, enthusiastic, and loving man."