The news of famed director Tony Scott‘s death has rocked Hollywood.
Tom Cruise, who worked with Scott on “Top Gun” and “Days of Thunder,” was seen leaving a restaurant looking upset and disheveled hours after news of Scott’s suicide broke.
“Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him,” Cruise later said in a statement. “He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Police said the 68-year-old director of “Crimson Tide,” “True Romance” and “Unstoppable,” jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday. His body was recovered around 3 p.m. when it was identified by authorities as Scott, according to Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
There was a note found in Scott’s car, which the coroner’s office has in its possession, Bale said. That note listed contact information. A suicide note was later found at his office, according to The Associated Press.
“I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time,” Scott’s spokesman, Simon Halls, said in a statement, according to the AP.
Scott was also a frequent collaborator with Denzel Washington, working on a total of five films with the Oscar-winning actor. He also formed a production company with his older brother, producer and director Ridley Scott, which produced the CBS dramas “NUMB3RS,” “The Good Wife” and the 2012 blockbuster “Prometheus.”
Hollywood quickly reacted to his death on Twitter.
Ron Howard: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Adam Shankman: “My heart stopped when I heard of the tragic death of 1 of r most inspiring directors, Tony Scott. Rest In Peace Tony. U will be missed so…”
Michael Moore: ”True Romance. The scene with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper in a Detroit railyard is a classic. RIP Tony Scott.”
Robert Rodriguez, director of “Spy Kids” franchise: “Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.”
Elijah Wood: “awful news about Tony Scott. rest in peace.”
Josh Charles: “I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Tony Scott’s death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight.”
Duncan Jones, director of “Source Code:” “Awww Tony. Wish you had felt there was a way to keep going. What a sad waste. My thoughts go out to his wife and beautiful children.”
Guillermo Arriaga, screenwriter of “Amores Perros” and “Babel:” “I’m deeply sorry for the death of Tony Scott. I will like to understand the mystery behind the decision he took.”
Peter Facinelli: “#RIPTONYSCOTT Big fan. Thank you for all of your movies. Sad day.”
Michael Rapaport, who played Dick Ritchie in “True Romance:” “There hasn’t been 1 day since it came out that some1 doesn’t say to me ‘I love #TrueRomance.’ Tony Scott was a sweet enthusiastic & lovin man”