The 68-year-old British film director tragically
jumped to his death on Sunday (19th August) after reportedly being
diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.
American reports say the legendary director jumped from the
Vincent Thomas Bridge over Los Angeles Harbour in California at
around 12.30pm. He had left a suicide note in his office, the
contents of which have not been disclosed.
The director of action blockbusters such as Top Gun and Beverly
Hills Cop II, he was also well known for his 1983 vampire horror
romance The Hunger.
Widely appreciated for a sizzling love scene between leading
ladies Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, the gothic tale
focuses on Miriam's (Deneuve) vampire lust for the blood of her
lovers. In return, the men and women she drinks from are promised
eternal life. The film also starred David Bowie as Miriam's
ill-fated vampire lover.
Tony Scott, whose brother Ridley Scott is also a reknowned
director, had two children, 12-year-olds Frank and Max, with his
actress wife, Donna, who he married in 1994.
According to celebrity website TMZ, Donna, Tony's third wife, has
claimed that her husband had no major health problems.
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for The Hunger.