MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA AUGUST 23, 2012 00.40 A.M.
Anthony David “Tony” Scott
[ 21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012 ]
He was an English film director. His films include The Hunger , Top Gun , Beverly Hills Cop II , Days of Thunder , The Last Boy Scout , True Romance , Crimson Tide , Enemy of the State , Spy Game , Man on Fire , Déjà Vu , The Taking of Pelham 123 , and Unstoppable .
He was the younger brother of another renowned film director Ridley Scott.
I loved Tony Scott’s ” Top Gun ” but as a connoisseurs of cinema I was more familiar with the cinema of his elder brother Sir Ridley Scott .
Sir Ridley Scott
[ Born 30 November 1937 ]
He is an English film director and producer. His best-known films include Alien (1979) , sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982) , Thelma & Louise (1991) , best picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000) , Black Hawk Down (2001) , Matchstick Men (2003) , Kingdom of Heaven (2005) , American Gangster (2007) , Robin Hood (2010) , and Prometheus (2012) .
There are many theories floating about the suicide of Tony Scott . Most prominent theory is that he did not want his family to suffer because of his cancer and subsequent slow death , so he decided to end his life . This theory is vehemently denied by his family .
No one will ever know the true reason behind his suicide . But it is saddening that such a brilliant director decided to end his life in this way .
[ Some facts and list of films of Tony Scott & Sir Ridley Scott has been taken from Wikipedia . I express my gratitude . ]
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- Tony Scott dead; ‘Top Gun’ director jumped from bridge, authorities say – Newsday (newsday.com)
- ‘Top Gun’ director dies after jumping off bridge (utsandiego.com)
- Tony Scott: A man of action films, pure and simple (metronews.ca)
- Director Tony Scott may have had terminal brain cancer; brother Ridley Scott jets to L.A. from London (foxnews.com)
- Ridley Scott – Ridley Scott Suspends The Counselor Shoot To Deal With Brother’s Death (contactmusic.com)
- Tony Scott – Tony Scott Did Not Have Brain Cancer (contactmusic.com)
- “Top Gun” Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide Off Los Angeles Bridge (thelivingherald.wordpress.com)
- Tony Scott dead; ‘Top Gun’ director jumped from bridge, authorities say (newsday.com)
- ‘Top Gun’ director dies after jumping off bridge (miamiherald.com)
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