21 Aug 2012

Film-maker Tony Scott dies after bridge jump

4:35 am on 21 August 2012

Hollywood film-maker Tony Scott has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles.

The British born director shot to fame in the 1980s with a string of action films including the Tom Cruise movies Top Gun and Days of Thunder.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said the death was not suspicious and the body was retrieved from the water on Sunday about three hours after the incident, the BBC reports.

His films also included Crimson Tide, True Romance and Beverley Hills Cop 2.

At the time of his death, he was rumoured to be working with Cruise on a Top Gun sequel.

Scott, 68, had recently completed filming on Out of the Furnace, a drama he was producing about an ex-convict starring Christian Bale. The movie is due out next year.

Scott was married three times and had twin sons with his third wife, Donna Wilson. He was the brother of director Ridley Scott.