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Movie director dies in bridge jump


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Movie director dies in bridge jump

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Los Angeles (CNN) — Director Tony Scott, best known for the films Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II, died in an apparent suicide yesterday when he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said.
“There’s nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time,” said Lt. Joe Bale of the coroner’s office.
Scott, 68, jumped from the bridge at about 12:30 p.m., Bale said. The bridge spans the Los Angeles Harbor, connecting San Pedro and Terminal Island.
A passerby who saw Scott jump from the bridge called 911, according to a statement released by the coroner’s office late yesterday.

“The L.A. Port Police recovered the body from the water,” the statement said.
The coroner’s office declined to comment or confirm a Los Angeles Times report that authorities found contact information in Scott’s car parked on the bridge, and later found a suicide note in his office.

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