Tony Scott, Hollywood director, has died

Tony Scott, the Hollywood director who brought such hits as Top Gun (1986) and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (1974), died yesterday in Los Angeles County.

Scott and his brother, fellow director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, 1992, and Alien, 1979, owned Scott Free Productions which has produced such hits as the 2010 runaway train flick, Unstoppable. Under their production company, they also produced several TV hits, including The Good Wife and Numb3rs.

Tragically, Tony Scott, who committed suicide when he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California, was only 68. For information about suicide prevention, this is a good place to start.