Tributes have continued to pour in for the British film director Tony Scott, who jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas suspension bridge over Los Angeles harbour on Sunday night.
Police confirmed that a note left in Scott’s black Toyota Prius listed only contact information, contrary to earlier reports. However, a suicide note was later found at the director’s office. Tributes were posted on Twitter by, among others, the actor Peter Fonda, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, comic and actor Stephen Fry, director Joe Carnahan, and Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood.
"Wow! Such sadness," wrote Fonda. "Tony Scott, brilliant film director died. Man on Fire! Great motion picture w/Denzel Washington". "Shocked to hear about Tony Scott’s suicide," tweeted Unkrich. "Terrible news."
Stephen Fry said he was "deeply saddened" by the news and described Scott as "a fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man", while Richard Kelly, who wrote the script for the director’s 2005 action film, Domino, said that working with Scott was "like a glorious road trip to Vegas on desert back roads, a wild man behind the wheel, grinning. I felt safe."
Edgar Wright listed Domino among notable Scott films, alongside The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide and Man on Fire. He called Scott a "rambunctious cinematic spirit", while actor Elijah Wood said "awful news about Tony Scott. Rest in peace."
Joe Carnahan, the writer/director behind The Grey and The A-Team who was mentored by Scott, changed his Twitter profile picture to a black and white image of the director in his trademark baseball cap. "Tony Scott as a director was sui generis," said Carnahan. "Tony Scott as a friend and a mentor was irreplaceable. Tone, wherever you are, I love you man."
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