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British filmmaker Tony Scott has died in an apparent suicide after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, California on Sunday. He was 68. The younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott, Tony was born in North Shields in 1944 and made an on-screen appearance aged 16 as the lead in Ridley's directorial debut Boy & Bicycle, before following in his brother's footsteps and directing a number of commercials for Ridley Scott Associates.

In 1983, Tony directed his first feature film The Hunger with David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve; while The Hunger disappointed at the box-office, Scott enjoyed a huge hit with his second feature, teaming up with producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and rising star Tom Cruise for the classic 80s action film Top Gun, which propelled him into the Hollywood A-list. After directing Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Revenge (1990), he reteamed with Cruise for 1990's Days of Thunder, as »

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