(PRWEB) August 20, 2012
Celebrities and non-celebrities alike are prone to suicide in a “moment of weakness.”
The faith-based website, followme.org, issued that statement today in response to the news that Hollywood director, Tony Scott, apparently committed suicide yesterday.
Scott, who was 68 years old, reportedly jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans the Los Angeles Harbor, local law enforcement officials told Newsday. According to Los Angeles Police Lieutenant Tim Nordquist, around 12:35 PM on Sunday, several witnesses reported seeing Scott emerge from his parked car on the bridge, climb over the bridge’s fence, and jump into the water below, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Several hours later an LAPD dive team recovered Scott’s body from the Harbor, according to police reports. Authorities also recovered a note from Scott’s Toyota Prius parked on the bridge. That note reportedly contained contact information that led police to Scott’s office, where they recovered a suicide note, according to Newsday.
When asked if the incident was a suicide, Lt. Joe Bale, of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, told CNN, “There’s nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time.”
Scott achieved notoriety after directing several Hollywood blockbusters, including “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder,” and “Beverly Hills Cop II.” Scott was working on a sequel to “Top Gun” when he died, according to Newsday.
Followme.org is a faith-based website that provides resources for people affected by suicide. Today, the website issued the following statement:
“Every suicide is a heart-breaking tragedy. We at followme.org extend our grief and prayers to the Scott family and those who worked with Scott. Suicidal thoughts represent an indiscriminate enemy—suicide attacks the rich and the poor, the famous and the anonymous. Just as suicide attacks celebrities and non-celebrities alike, so, too, does the grief associated with suicide. We sincerely hope that the Scott family can discover meaning in the midst of this loss.
“For others wrestling with suicidal thoughts, this death serves as a wake-up call. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, get help today. Suicide occurs in a moment of weakness where suicidal thoughts briefly overpower hope. We at followme.org hope that awareness about suicidal thoughts can stop someone from falling into the same deadly trap as Mr. Scott.”
Tony Scott is survived by his wife, Donna Scott, and twin sons.