Today the incredibly tragic news has hit the internet that Tony Scott has died. Born in 1944 Tony Scott is an iconic figure in Hollywood having produced and directed some of the most exciting action films and thrillers of the last 30 years.
From His gritty 90’s action films like the Last Boy Scout to his transition into some of the best thrillers made like Spy Games and Unstoppable.
Major media outlets including CNN are reporting that Tony Scott allegedly ended his own life last night at 12:30pm after throwing himself off of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. Another person on the bridge allegedly saw the tragic incident and called 911 to try to get help for the iconic Hollywood figure.
Tony Scott’s career has been truly monumental having directed as noted some of the greatest films of the last 30 years. His career included Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, the incredibly spy thriller Spy Games starring Brad Pitt and Robert Redford, The Last Boy Scout, Unstoppable, and my personal favorite REVENGE starring Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn.
Tony ‘Anthony’ Scott was much more than just a director and also produced films, acted in them and wrote them. Tony Scott’s clear talents and contribution to cinema over his life should not be overshadowed by the tragic end to his life and instead we should celebrate his memory and the great films he made.
While the media makes a sensational storm out of the way that Tony Scott has died lets instead remember him for what he was. Tony Scott is a great filmmaker who entertained hundreds of millions of people with great films that will be remembered for generations to come.
Tony Scott died at the age of 68 but will not be forgotten anytime soon. Our heart felt prayers go out to his family in this tragic time and I sincerely hope he has found the peace that he deserves and has earned.