Director Tony Scott, known for such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.
The coroner's office says that British film director Tony Scott, 68, was the man who leaped to his death today from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, as the Daily Breeze first reported on its website.
He apparently jumped from the bridge on Sunday in San Pedro, prompting a search.
He had been driving a black Toyota Prius, stopped in eastbound lanes and jumped just before 1 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
His shoes could be seen floating in the water below.
Divers searched for the man's body in the San Pedro channel, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One Catalina ferry was delayed for a short time as a result of the incident, firefighters at the scene reported.
A Coast Guard helicopter was requested to assist with the search.
Scott directed numerous films, including "Top Gun," "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3," and "Days of Thunder."