SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- British film director Tony Scott jumped to his death to his death Sunday afternoon from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, police officials confirmed. He was 68 years old.
Several witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, about 12:30 p.m.
Then he scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said.
Scott's body from the water by Los Angeles Port Police, who were the first at the scene.
Officials looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the famed action-movie director and producer.
A note listing contact information was inside. A suicide note was later found in his office. Police did not reveal the contents of the note.
The coroner's office identified Scott on Sunday evening. The case remains under investigation by the LAPD and the coroner's office.
Scott's family asked for privacy Sunday night after the news of his suicide broke.
"I can confirm that Mr. Scott has indeed passed away. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time," a spokesman said in an emailed statement.
Scott was married three times and had twin sons with his third wife, actress and model Donna Wilson.
Scott's directing credits include "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder," "Crimson Tide," "Man on Fire" and "Beverly Hills Cop II."
The last film he directed was "Unstoppable," a 2010 thriller about a runaway freight train.
His career in television included executive producing the series "The Good Wife" and "Numb3rs," both on CBS.
Scott also produced a number of blockbuster movies, most recently "Prometheus," directed by his brother Ridley Scott, and "The A-Team."
At the time of his death, he had recently completed filming on "Out of the Furnace," a drama he was producing about an ex-con starring Christian Bale. The movie is set to come out next year.
Scott was also preparing to produce a science-fiction drama called "Ion" and had served as executive producer on "Stoker," set to come out next March.