(Newsroom America) -- Tony Scott, the director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder," and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died after jumping off a Los Angeles County bridge Sunday, authorities said.
The L.A. County Coroner's Office is investigating Scott's death as a suicide, reports said.
Tony Scott, 68, was born in Britain but lived in Beverly Hills. He was the younger brother of Ridley Scott, whose films include "Gladiator," "Blade Runner," "Alien" and this year's "Prometheus."
Last year Tony Scott directed "Unstoppable," starring longtime collaborator Denzel Washington.
Several people called 911 on Sunday around 12:45 p.m. to report that someone had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor.
Hours later, a dive team with Los Angeles Port Police pulled the body from the murky water.
Investigators found a note with instructions in Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge. The eventually found a suicide note in his office.
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