tony scott getty Tony Scott's death: Celebrities mourn 'Top Gun' director's passingDirector Tony Scott (“Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Man on Fire”) jumped to his death Sunday (Aug. 19) in Los Angeles. A suicide note was later found in his car.

Celebrities, including many acclaimed directors, have taken to Twitter to express their shock and grief over the loss and condolences to his family and friends.

Tony Scott was the warmest and most generous person I ever worked with.Always gave u the biggest smile with the #bigcigar. Make god smile.xo — Jamie Kennedy

Condolences to Tony Scott’s family. RIP. — Pam Grier

RIP Tony Scott. Damn. He was a huge inspiration. Very sad. — director James Gunn

RIP Tony Scott. Never knew him but always heard nothing but great things about him and I loved his films. Terrible loss for cinema. — actor/director Eli Roth

No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day — director Ron Howard

Literally can’t process Tony Scott being dead. He was a brilliant story teller & a f***ing awesome man. Love & prayers for the family. — Seth Green

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

Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. — actor/director Jon Favreau

Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.  — director Robert Rodriguez

So very, very sorry to hear of the death of Tony Scott. A terrible, terrible loss of a truly talented, brilliant man.  — Martha Plimpton

I am so shocked & completely saddened over hearing that Tony Scott passed away today. He was such an amazing spirit, full of life & passion. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him & cherish the beautiful memories I have of him buzzing around the set. He was a sweet man with enormous talent & I wish with everything, that his soul has found peace & the angels watch over him and his family. RIP, Tony, we love you. — Mena Suvari

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