Director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, the authorities have said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Scott’s death was being investigated as a suicide.
British-born Tony Scott, brother of Alien director Ridley Scott, shot to fame in the 1980s with a string of action films.
Director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles
His blockbuster hits included Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Days of Thunder, Enemy Of The State and Beverly Hills Cop II.
The coroner said Tony Scott, 68, jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles around 12:30 p.m.
His body was recovered four hours later using sonar equipment.
According to the coastguard, a suicide note was found in Tony Scott’s Toyota Prius.
15-year-old Amanda Cummings from Staten Island, who was “tormented by bullies”, died after she was hit by a bus while clutching a suicide note.
Witnesses saw Amanda Cummings jump in front of the city bus just two days after Christmas, a NYPD spokesman said.
Amanda Cummings was critically hurt in the collision, and eventually succumbed to her serious injuries after six days.
The teenager’s death comes just weeks after revealing posts on her public Facebook account, in which she talks about “feeling depressed” and asks “what did I do to deserve this?”
In one disturbing post on December 1, Amanda Cummings said: “I’ll go kill myself.”
Her uncle Keith Cummings told the Staten Island Advance that bullying was the ultimate cause of her tragic death.
Keith Cummings said she was being tormented by bullies who he claims picked on her at school, mocked her and took her phone, shoes and jacket.
15-year-old Amanda Cummings from Staten Island, who was “tormented by bullies”, died after she was hit by a bus while clutching a suicide note
Amanda Cummings’ uncle, who plans to use the law to hold her tormentors to account, also said that there were cruel posts and inappropriate comments being put on her Facebook wall while she was fighting for her life in hospital.
“I’m not going to tolerate this. I’m gonna go full force,” Keith Cummings told the Advance.
“Kids can’t do this to each other.”
On December 6th, in what appears to be a cry for help, Amanda posted on her Facebook: “When i say im ok i want that one person t look me in the eye, hug me & say no ur not.”
Three days earlier, the natural blonde who recently dyed her hair black, said: “Worst sat nite ever i cnt believe this is happening what did i do to deserve this.”
Amanda Cummings later talks about: “mad people are turning against me :'( im spending this sat nite alone in my room crying.”
The funeral of the New Dorp High School sophomore, who would have celebrated her 16th birthday party in September, is expected to take place this week.