Friends and colleagues react to Tony Scott’s shocking death plunge
Washington: Friends and colleagues of director Tony Scott have offered their thoughts and condolences after his apparent suicide.
‘Enemy of the State’ actor Gene Hackman remembers Scott “was always sensitive to the needs of an actor.
“We’ve lost a wonderful, creative talent,” Fox News quoted him as saying.
Scott had been working on a film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s latest book, ‘Killing Lincoln,’ at the time of his death.
O’Reilly released a statement, saying: “Tony Scott’s talent enriched the world. His accomplishments were many. My prayers for his family.”
Several Hollywood celebrities have taken to their Twitter account to offer their condolences.
‘Sin City’ director Robert Rodriguez wrote: “Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.”
‘Apollo 13’ director Ron Howard offered: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
‘Babel’ screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga expressed his shock writing: “I’m deeply sorry for the death of Tony Scott. I will like to understand the mystery behind the decision he took.”
Actress Kat Dennings wrote: “Tony Scott, rest in peace. How horribly sad,”
Scott jumped off a 180-foot tall bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor.
His body was recovered hours after several motorists reported Scott’s plunge.