It's been announced that English director Tony Scott has committed suicide.
Taken from the BBC Website:
Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities have said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide.
British-born Scott, brother of Alien director Ridley, shot to fame in the 1980s with a string of action films.
The 68-year-old's films included Crimson Tide, Days of Thunder and True Romance.
He also directed Enemy of the State and Beverly Hills Cop II.
It's a shame, I was a fan of quite a few of his films, and he did become known for a lot of "summer blockbusters". One of my earliest memories of watching a film was Top Gun, I love Man on Fire, and True Romance is a bit of a cult classic for me. He was also a bit of a "local boy" following his time at Hartlepool College of Art.