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Top Gun director who killed himself earlier this year remembered during the 85th Academy Awards ceremony

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Tony Scott received a fitting Hollywood send-off at the 85th Academy Awards as the ceremony paid tribute to a man they had adopted as one of their own. The kid from North Shields grew up to become one of the industry's most bankable directors, rustling up box office spectaculars like Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State and Top Gun.

Scott took his own life in August 2012 at the age of 68, jumping from the Vincent Thomas bridge in Los Angeles. His death stunned colleagues and fans alike. Tonight, at the Oscars, they came together to say goodbye.

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