Another tragic loss of a man whose life held so much promise.
Top Gun, Days of Thunder, The Good Wife, Numb3rs and more… Tony Scott was a powerful and prolific director and producer and he will be sorely missed. It is time we looked at the rates of suicide among men, and perhaps this tragic loss will help us focus on preventing future losses.
“Top Gun” director Tony Scott fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources.
His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Investigators found a suicide note in his car, which was parked on the bridge.
It’s yet another reminder that attention must be paid to men and suicide, looking at the causes of why 4 times more men commit suicide than women, and finding a way to solve this problem. Tony Scott is a great loss, but the loss of any one to suicide is devastating.
Does the suicide of someone who seems so successful, wealthy and powerful change the way you look at men and depression and suicide?
What’s your favorite Tony Scott movie?