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Arts and Entertainment

Hollywood Mourns Director Tony Scott

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Tony Scott (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)
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News of director Tony Scott's suicide Sunday afternoon spread like wildfire online over night, and fans, colleagues, and peers have been expressing their shock and sorrow at the sudden loss.

Scott, 68, jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas bridge in San Pedro. His body was recovered a few hours later, as was his black Toyota Prius, and notes he left behind. Scott's body, recovered by a Port police dive team, was taken to a Wilmington dock and then turned over to the coroner Sunday afternoon, according to City News Service. An autopsy was pending.

Those in the film and television community who had worked with Scott or simply admired his work along with many fans worldwide have been sharing their thoughts about the director's life, work, and unexpected death.

Deadline has a touching remembrance from David Krumholtz, star of the Scott-produced series "Numb3rs," in which the actor concludes:

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He was wild and big and crazy and uncontrollable and he gave it his all, every moment, because he believed in his crew, his cast, and the show. It saddens me that something inside him told him to take his incredible life spirit away from us, from the film making community. May he rest in peace. What a great dude.

In this video, Hollywood journalist Jeanne Wolf discusses Scott:

And of course, as widely reported online, celebs have been using Twitter to talk about Scott:

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