Anthony David Scott
21 June 1944
North Shields, England, United Kingdom
|Died||19 August 2012 (aged 68)|
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States
|Cause of death||Suicide by jumping from a bridge|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Occupation||Movie director & producer|
(m. 1967–1974, divorced)
(m. 1986–1987, divorced)
Donna W. Wilson
(m. 1994–2012; his death)
Early life[change | change source]
Scott was born in North Shields, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. Scott was educated at the Royal College of Art and at the University of Sunderland.
Career[change | change source]
His movies include The Hunger, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable. In 2010, the Scott brothers produced The A-Team of the television series. Scott's film, Unstoppable, again starring Washington (with Chris Pine), the movie was released in November 2010.
Personal life[change | change source]
Scott was married to Gerry Scott from 1967 until they divorced 1974. Second he married 1986 until they divorced in 1987. Lastly he married Donna W. Scott from 1994 until his death in 2012. He had 2 children.
Death[change | change source]
On 19 August 2012, Scott had committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro, Los Angeles, port district of Los Angeles, California. A memorial service was held and celebrities also attended; Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Elijah Wood, Dane Cook, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Fry, Peter Fonda, and Keira Knightley where some that attended the memorial service.
Actors[change | change source]
|Actor||Top Gun||Revenge||Days of Thunder||The Last Boy Scout||True Romance||Crimson Tide||The Fan||Enemy of the State||Spy Game||Man on Fire||Domino||Déjà Vu||The Taking of Pelham 123||Unstoppable||Total|
|Lillo Brancato, Jr.||2|
References[change | change source]
- The Wrap (19 August 2012). "Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dies in Apparent Suicide". The Wrap. The Wrap News Inc. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- How Winston helped save the nation
- "A-Team Hopes to Bring "A" Game to Silver Screen". Yahoo!.
- Marroquin, Art (August 19, 2012). Film director Tony Scott jumps to his death from Vincent Thomas Bridge. Contra Costa Times