Twitter Users Remember Director Tony Scott
British director Tony Scott, 68, died in an apparent suicide Sunday, after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Calif. at around 12:30 p.m.
Twitter users and filmmakers, including Ron Howard, Robert Rodriguez and Adam Goldberg, shared their memories of the late director.
No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott, rest in peace. How horribly sad.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) August 20, 2012
I think it also says something that a superstar who could choose anyone (aka Denzel Washington) worked with Tony Scott five times.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 20, 2012
R.i.p. Tony Scott. Top Gun changed the movie world. True Romance changed me. You will be missed sir!
— Daniel Wu (@danielwuyanzu) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) August 20, 2012
D.E.P. Tony Scott twitter.com/20thCFoxSp/sta…
— 20th Century Fox(@20thCFoxSp) August 20, 2012
Film industry members who had worked with Scott shared memories of what it was like to work with the late director on set.
Working with Tony Scott was like a glorious road trip to Vegas on desert back roads, a wild man behind the wheel, grinning. I felt safe.
— Richard Kelly (@JRichardKelly) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott. Tony Scott was one of the, if not the, warmest and generous directors for whom I’ve ever worked. … tmblr.co/ZJsEOyRn4mk7
— Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott RIP What a parade of amazing movies. We were students together at the RCA London I remember his spirit…. he was a “Man on Fire”
— Rodney Charters (@rodneykiwi) August 20, 2012
Scott’s death also caused many Twitter users to reflect on the need to improve treatment for depression.
Sad news about Tony Scott. Depression kills over 1 million p y. And the government still refuse to invest heavily in mental health research.
— Ginger Wildheart (@Gingernyc) August 20, 2012
I hope that Tony Scott’s legacy can not just be his movies but in motivating other men to seek help for depression
— Dave Ahern (@CorkGourmetGuy) August 20, 2012
Very sad to hear of the death of Tony Scott from suicide. Mental health is such a key issue.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) August 20, 2012
Onlookers saw Scott leave his Toyota Prius, inside of which he left contact information, before jumping from the bridge, the L.A. Times reports. A suicide note was later found in his office.
Scott is best known for directing 1986 action flick Top Gun and 1987′s Beverly Hills Cop II.