Tony Scott's Death Prompts Deep Hollywood Mourning

Issue 52 - Backlot: Tony Scott
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Immediately after news of the director's apparent suicide hit the web, the industry began an outpouring of grief and remembrance.

The death of famed director Tony Scott, who authorities said jumped off Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, set off an instant emotional outpouring from a stunned Hollywood community.

The helmer of such blockbusters as Top Gun, True Romance, Enemy of the State, and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, was also, with his brother Ridley Scott, a prolific producer, with his various projects and partnerships spanning the industry.

From fellow directors, actors, students and just admirers, the statements and tweets reveal a deep sadness; THR will continue to update as more come in.

"Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time." - Tom Cruise

Tony was always sensitive to the needs of an actor. We've lost a wonderful, creative talent. - Gene Hackman