Top Gun director Tony Scott buried in LA

Top Gun director Tony Scott buried in LA

PanARMENIAN.Net - A private, family-only funeral for Top Gun director Tony Scott took place Friday, Aug 24 in Los Angeles, five days after he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Friends and family members, including older brother, Ridley, who directed this summer's Prometheus and co-ran production company Scott Free, attended the service.

The 68-year-old director, who helmed films like Top Gun, Days of Thunder and True Romance, died Aug. 19 in what was described as "a witnessed suicide."

Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Ed Winters said that Scott left two separate notes for his family and friends. One note, discovered inside the director's black Toyota Prius, contained a list of people to contact, and a separate note found in Scott's office contained specific messages to friends and family.

"There was a suicide note to loves ones and a list with several names and numbers," Winter said, adding that neither of the notes contained mentions of health issues.

The reason for Scott taking his own life remains unknown.

In an April interview for THR's cover profile on Ridley, Tony spoke of their tight bond. "We are very close; he is my best friend," Tony said. "It's been a brother-mentor relationship. But Rid and I are as tight as it can get. We are very tight and have had a brilliant relationship."

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