Director/producer Tony Scott committed suicide yesterday when he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. Several witnesses called 911 around 12:35 p.m. after they saw the man jump and authorities pulled his body a few hours later from the water below. A suicide note was reportedly found later in his office, although the contents of the note have not been revealed. While the incident is still being investigated, his spokesman, Simon Halls, has confirmed the sad news, saying in a statement, “I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time.” Scott, who died at the age of 68, was the younger brother of Prometheus director Ridley Scott and rose to fame with his 1986 feature Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise. He went on to helm a string of well-received action films, including 1998’s Enemy of the State staring Will Smith, 2004’s Man on Fire with Denzel Washington, the 2009 star-studded thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and his most recent Denzel Washington/Chris Pine film, Unstoppable, in 2010. Scott is survived by his wife, Donna, and their twin sons, Frank and Max.