Tom Cruise & More React to Tony Scott's Death
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
August 20, 2012
Tom Cruise, the star of one of director Tony Scott's most memorable films, Top Gun, is speaking out about the sudden death of the legendary 68-year-old filmmaker.
"Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable," he said in a statement to ET. "My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."
Scott jumped to his death from a Southern California bridge on Sunday, a representative from the Los Angeles Coroner's office confirmed to ET.
ABC News reported today that he had inoperable brain cancer.
Gene Hackman, one of the stars of Scott's Enemy of the State, also mourned the loss of the director.
"Tony was always sensitive to the needs of an actor. We've lost a wonderful, creative talent," he said in a statement to ET.
Cruise and Hackman were just some of the stars who took time out to remember the late filmmaker.
"Tony was one of the good guys. He was a man's man who lived life as hard and as full as anyone I've ever met, but there was always a sweetness to his toughness. He was truly in love with his profession, and he is already missed," Kevin Costner said in a statement.
"No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day," director Ron Howard tweeted.
"So sad to hear the news about Tony Scott. His movies made growing up more fun for me. My prayers and condolences to the Scott family," Justin Timberlake also tweeted.
Frequent collaborator Denzel Washington gave this statement to ET: "Tony Scott was a great director, a genuine friend and it is unfathomable to think that he is now gone. He had a tremendous passion for life and for the art of filmmaking and was able to share this passion with all of us through his cinematic brilliance. My family sends their prayers and deepest condolences to the entire Scott family."