Producer and director Tony Scott is dead at the age of 68. He died Sunday, August 19, 2012 of an apparent suicide in Los Angeles. Entertainment Weekly's website has more details. Tony Scott was born in 1944 in North Shields, North Tyneside, England (United Kingdom). His older brother is the Oscar-nominated director, Ridley Scott.
Scott's first feature film was the vampire movie, The Hunger (1983). Scott would go on to direct such films as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, True Romance, and Crimson Tide, movies which marked him as one of the greatest action movie directors in the history of Hollywood filmmaking. Beginning with Crimson Tide in 1995, Scott would direct a total of five films starring Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, including the recent Unstoppable (2010).
Negromancer sends our condolences to Tony Scott's family and friends. R.I.P., Mr. Scott.