68-year-old Tony Scott, who directed such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun and Crimson Tide, died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday. The NY Daily News says:
Scott parked his car at the crest of the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning Los Angeles Harbor, about 185 feet above the water, and leaped to his death as witnesses looked on in horror.
Scott reportedly battled inoperable brain cancer.
“The autopsy is scheduled for this morning. We might (see a brain issue), but we don’t have anything medically confirmed at this time,” Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County [said].
Another coroner source said Scott left several notes to loved ones in his car and at a second location.
In more sad old people dying news, comedic legend Phyllis Diller also passed away on Sunday at the age of 95. USA Today says:
The raucous comedian, known for her wild wigs and cackling laugh, “died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face,” longtime manager Milt Suchin [said].
In addition to blazing a trail as a woman in the male-dominated field of comedy, Diller paved the way for [Joan] Rivers and [Roseanne] Barr, [telling jokes about] domestic and marital strife and [making] self-deprecating jokes about her often-outlandish appearance, which was part of her act.
Death is always sad, no matter how old a person is, and Mondays are plenty sad all on their own without me making it worse. Fortunately, there’s nothing a little Kelly Brook in a see-through dress can’t fix. Assuming you’re all out of vodka.
At the London premiere of Keith Lemon: The Film in a dress dangerously similar to this one:
PHOTO CREDIT: Pacific Coast News