Private ceremony planned for Tony Scott
23 Aug 2012
His life and works will be celebrated in the near future.Director Tony Scott is to be honoured at a private, family-only ceremony this weekend. The family’s publicist released a statement yesterday to convey these plans to the public, but also stated that a more open gathering will be organised.
The full statement said:
“Tony Scott will be honoured at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles. The family will announce plans after Labour Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalised.”
Scott died of an apparent suicide with officials saying that he took his own life by jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, California. Scott is best known for directing the likes of Top Gun, Man on Fire and Unstoppable. His career encompassed a variety of roles and he had a hand in the writing, producing, directing and even acting in a variety of movies. He was set to produce Prometheus 2, while there were reports that he would be on board if Top Gun 2 went ahead.
After the news of Scott’s death broke, tributes poured in from fellow Hollywood stars. Tom Cruise described Scott as “a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable." Michael Rapaport took to Twitter to call him “a sweet, enthusiastic and loving man.”