Tony Scott Laid to Rest in Los Angeles

Tony Scott
Tony Scott
 

A private, family-only funeral for Top Gun director Tony Scott took place Friday in Los Angeles, five days after he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro.

Friends and family members, including older brother, Ridley, who directed this summer's Prometheus and co-ran production company Scott Free, attended the service, TMZ reports. Ridley flew in from London the day after news of Tony's death.

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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 tells The Hollywood Reporter 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 says, adding that neither of the notes contained mentions of health issues.

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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."

The Los Angeles Times reported that the Friday funeral was taking place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A second gathering paying tribute to the late director will be announced after Labor Day.

Scott leaves behind twin pre-teen boys and wife Donna Wilson Scott.

Daniel Miller contributed to this report.

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