Though NASCAR lists pretty far down our list of favorite racing series, the movie “Days of Thunder” is one that took NASCAR and made it interesting for everyone. Maybe it was the droves of 20-something women drooling over the pre-nutzoid Tom Cruise, but there was something about it that people liked. It was so well liked that there was even a pretty shoddy video game made about it.

Well, we have received word that the director behind “Days of Thunder,” along with “Top Gun” and a slew of other movies, Tony Scott, was found dead after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. His death was an apparent suicide, as investigators found a suicide note in his Toyota Prius.

There are no reports as to what exactly caused Scott to leap off of the 365-foot-tall bridge to his death, but we’re sure some details will arise in the coming days.

This is not the first time a person of notoriety has leaped to their death from this 6,060-foot-long suspension bridge. Back in 1990, Larry Andreasen, a bronze metal winner in the 1964 Olympics, leaped from the bridge in an attempt to set the world diving record.

Our condolences go out to Scott’s family and he will be forever remembered for his contributions to the movie world.


Source: NewsDay

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  (449) posted on 08.28.2012

What could be the reason of his suicide? What’s the content of the suicide note?

  (577) posted on 08.27.2012

Was he taking drugs to commit a suicide? What could be his problem that drives him into a depression resulting from his death?

  (342) posted on 08.23.2012

Yeah I know that bridge. I’ve visited it also when I made my trip to California. It’s my first time to hear that someone has tried to jump on that high bridge over looking the seaport.

  (328) posted on 08.22.2012

What could be the cause of his suicide? You know guys. It’s hard to survive that bridge since it was the 4th longest bridge in California while 76th in the world.

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