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Tony Scott's Death Prompts Deep Hollywood Mourning

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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.


RIP TONY SCOTT. The coolest opening sequence probably ever.

— 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. #RIP

— 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