Tony Scott’s Funeral: ‘Top Gun’ Director Honored In Private Service In LA
Film director Tony Scott was buried Friday in a private funeral service in Los Angeles.
Scott, whose best known films include Top Gun, Man on Fire and Beverly Hills Cop II, passed away just five days earlier (August 19) by jumping to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California.
According to TMZ, several of the filmmaker’s family and friends attended the somber affair, including his older brother and Prometheus director, Ridley Scott, who stalled production on his latest film The Counselor, and flew in from London a day after learning of Tony’s death.
Meanwhile, the motive behind Tony Scott’s suicide still remains a mystery.
While rumors quickly surfaced that the 68-year-old director had inoperable brain cancer, Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Ed Winters confirmed that information was false. Speaking of the suicide notes that Scott left behind for his family and friends, Winter said:
“There [were] suicide notes to loves ones and a list with several names and numbers … neither of the notes contained mentions of health issues.”
Following the private funeral, Scott’s family revealed their plans to pay a more public tribute to the Top Gun director at a later date.
“The family will announce plans after Labor Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalized,” a statement released by the family read.
Director Tony Scott leaves behind twin pre-teen boys and wife Donna Wilson Scott.