Tony Scott, younger brother of Ridley and easily one of the most important and influential action movie directors of the last several decades (an "of all time" case could absolutely be made,) is dead from an apparent suicide. Witnesses say he jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, his body being later retrieved from the water by LAPD officers. What may have led to this fate is, at this time, unknown. Awful, awful news.
Like his brother, Scott had a quixotic career. Originally schooled as a painter, he became a sought-after director of commercials, documentary shorts and music-videos for Ridley's video production studio in England. He was in his forties before transitioning to features with the cult-fave modern-vampire piece "The Hunger;" but subsequently became known primarily for his action movies via collaborations with Jerry Bruckheimer. The best of these came out in an impressive run between 1986 and 1995: "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Revenge," "Days of Thunder," "The Last Boy Scout," "True Romance" and "Crimson Tide."
Scott's filmography can be found HERE. If there's anything on there you've never seen, now would be the time.