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Film director Tony Scott dies after Los Angeles bridge jump

22 August 2012 Last updated at 00:00 BST

Hollywood director and producer Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities say.

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 films including Crimson Tide, Days of Thunder and Beverley Hills Cop II.

The 68-year-old had twin sons with his third wife, Donna Wilson.

Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.