Celebrities React to the Death of Director Tony Scott

From Justin Timberlake to Samuel L. Jackson, celebrities share their grief over the director's apparent suicide

Hollywood was stunned and saddened by the unexpected suicide of British director and producer Tony Scott. The acclaimed filmmaker (and younger brother of Ridley Scott) jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge on Aug. 19.

But it seems there may be more to Scott's tragic story. An source tells ABC News that the director, 68, had been suffering from inoperable brain cancer. No other health details were released.

Since the sad news broke, stars have taken to Twitter to mourn the late director (who made more than 43 films across four decades -- including Top Gun, True Romance and Crimson Tide). Fellow director Ron Howard was the first to respond, saying: "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."

Here's what other celebrities had to say on Twitter in Tony Scott's honor.

"Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott's life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!" -- Samuel L. Jackson

"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

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

"Tony Scott.... You left us too soon. How terribly sad. What a lovely, kind human being you were. I will love and miss …" -- Rosario Dawson

"There hasnt been 1 day since it came out that some1 doesnt say to me "I love " Tony Scott was a sweet enthusiastic & lovin man" -- Michael Rapaport

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

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

"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

"Deeply saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott. A fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man." -- Stephen Fry

"Devastated by the death of Tony Scott. Just watched True Romance 1 of my top 5 fav movies ever a few nights ago. " -- Dane Cook

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