Tony Scott’s family is planning a private funeral in Los Angeles this weekend to honor the filmmaker, who died on Sunday. A larger tribute to celebrate the “Top Gun” director’s life will be announced after Labor Day.
Scott jumped to his death off a L.A. bridge on Aug. 19. He is survived by wife Donna Wilson Scott and pre-teen twins, Frank and Max.
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Shortly after his death, friend Denzel Washington released the statement, "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."
Scott helmed major films like “Days of Thunder,” “Crimson Tide” and most recently “Unstoppable.” He also formed the successful production company Scott Free with brother Ridley, which produced Ridley’s latest sci-fi film “Prometheus.”
Ridley rushed from London to L.A. on Monday. The elder Scott has remained mum on his brother's death (aside from a family statement).