Film-maker Scott in bridge death

British director Tony Scott has died after jumping off Los Angeles County bridge (AP/Gus Ruelas)

British director Tony Scott has died after jumping off Los Angeles County bridge (AP/Gus Ruelas)

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Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.

Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt Joe Bale said Scott's death on Sunday is being investigated as a suicide.

Authorities say 68-year-old Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles.

US Coast Guard Lt Jennifer Osburn told the Daily Breeze a suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge.

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