Stars React To Sad News Of Tony Scott's Death

August 20, 2012 By:
Stars React To Sad News Of Tony Scott's Death

In the wake of Tony Scott’s tragic death, a somber tone seems to have overtaken all of Hollywood.

The iconic action director and younger brother to Ridley Scott reportedly took his own life on Sunday afternoon by jumping from a bridge in the Los Angeles area. Following the sad news, fellow celebrities are speaking up to share their memories from Scott’s career and regrets at hearing the news.

One of the first to talk on Twitter was fellow heavyweight director and producer Ron Howard. His tweet was a brief, but heartfelt seven words.

Howard’s message has since been retweeted by followers over 4,000 times…

Justin Timberlake responded to the shocking news as well, remembering the impact that Scott’s films had on him growing up.

Alyssa Milano spoke up too, sharing that her “heart aches.” The actress sent her sympathies to those closest to Scott.

Val Kilmer - who is relatively new to the social media sight – put his 86th tweet to good use, sending it out in honor of the late director.

Kilmer starred as “Iceman” in Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun. The film earned a solid $21.6 million in its first 11 days.

In addition to just wrapping production on his latest film Out of the Furnace, Scott was on slate to take the directorial reins in the rumored and highly anticipated sequel to the hit in Top Gun 2.

Though, he has yet to release an official statement on Scott’s death, Kilmer’s wingman co-star Tom Cruise was spotted and snapped emerging from Madeo restaurant in Los Angeles just hours after news broke about the director’s apparent suicide.

The actor looked sad and muted behind a pair of sunglasses as he frantically checked his Blackberry.

Other stars to tweet about the director’s passing include Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson, and Elizabeth Hurley.

As Hollyscoop previously reported, witnesses saw Scott jumping to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. A suicide note was later discovered.