Tony Scott

June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012

Tony Scott was one of the biggest movie directors in Hollywood in the 1980s and ’90s. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Ridley, Scott was part of the British infusion (please note…NOT “invasion”) of directors at the time. Like many of his contemporaries, he began working in advertising making popular, well-liked commercials. Once in America, his first feature, The Hunger – and an ad he made for Saab – caught the eye of producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer tapped Scott to direct 1986’s Top Gun. It was a massive hit and a string of successful action movies and thrillers followed. He went on to direct blockbusters like True Romance, Crimson TideEnemy of the State and Man on Fire among many others. He produced films and TV shows with his brother and frequently collaborated with stars like Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt. On August 19, 2012, Scott parked his car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach, got out, and jumped to his death. Rumors circulated about his health, medications he was taking and numerous other possible causes. Whatever the cause, the 68 year-old director was gone.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Legends – At the south end of the lake, Tony’s ashes are interred immediately to the west of the HART-WHITNEY mausoleum, beneath a distinct marker with a small rock climber on it, just a few feet from Chris Cornell.

 

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