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.
No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012
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.
So sad to hear the news about Tony Scott. His movies made growing up more fun for me. My prayers and condolences to the Scott family.— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) August 20, 2012
Alyssa Milano spoke up too, sharing that her “heart aches.” The actress sent her sympathies to those closest to Scott.
I just heard about Tony Scott's suicide. My heart aches. Sending light and love to his family, friends and co-workers.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 20, 2012
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.
RIP Tony. You were the kindest film director I ever worked for. You will be missed. ow.ly/d5Ngo— Val Kilmer (@ValEKilmer) August 20, 2012
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.