Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for movies such as Top Gun and Days Of Thunder, has died after apparently committing suicide by jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles.
LA police have said they are investigating the death as a suicide after the 68-year-old director jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the US city. The director was seen parking his car close to the bridge at around 12:30 on Sunday before jumping into the water below. His body was recovered from the water three hours later.
A police spokespman told the BBC: "We have no reason to believe it was not a suicide."
Tony Scott rose to fame after directing Ton Cruise in the classic movie Top Gun. He also scored cinema hits with Crimson Tide, Days Of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II. He recently enjoyed success with two Denzel Washington movies - Man On Fire and runaway train thriller, Unstoppable.
He was rumoured to have been working on a sequel to Top Gun in the months before his death.