The death of famed director Tony Scott, who authorities said jumped off Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, set off an instant emotional outpouring from a stunned Hollywood community.
The helmer of such blockbusters as Top Gun, True Romance, Enemy of the State, and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, was also, with his brother Ridley Scott, a prolific producer, with his various projects and partnerships spanning the industry.
From fellow directors, actors, students and just admirers, the statements and tweets reveal a deep sadness; THR will continue to update as more come in.
No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012
Just heard about Tony Scott news.Horrible...Tony was a truly lovely man who took me under his wing & ignited my passion to make films.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012
Awww Tony.Wish you had felt there was a way to keep going.What a sad waste.My thoughts go out to his wife and beautiful children.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012
Shocked to hear about Tony Scott’s suicide. Terrible news.— Lee Unkrich (@leeunkrich) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony Scott. Damn. He was a huge inspiration. Very sad.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 20, 2012
ugh! i am a HUGE tony Scott fan. that is horrible news.RIP.— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) August 20, 2012
RIP TONY SCOTT. The coolest opening sequence probably ever. tmblr.co/ZSbjWyRmj9yh— Richard Rushfield (@richardrushfield) August 20, 2012
Devastated by the death of Tony Scott. Just watched True Romance 1 of my top 5 fav movies ever a few nights ago.— Dane Cook (@danecook) August 20, 2012
Haunted by Tony Scott's suicide today.Depression is real and should be treated as such.— andy lassner (@andylassner) August 20, 2012