Tony Scott, Director of The Hunger, Dies
BY Jeremy Kinser
August 19 2012 11:23 PM ET UPDATED: August 21 2012 11:13 AM ET
Filmmaker Tony Scott, who directed the lesbian vampire drama The Hunger, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, reports TMZ.
Los Angeles Times writes that while it will be several weeks before the results from Scott's autopsy are back and officials have not yet determined whether the director was suffering from health problems, his family insists he was not suffering from brain cancer, as has been widely reported.
"The family told us it is incorrect that he has inoperable brain cancer," Craig Harvey, a chief for the coroner's office, tells LAT.
We previously reported:
ABC News reports that Scott had recently been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.
Scott, 68, is the brother of director Ridley Scott. According to TMZ "a suicide note was found in Scott's Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge." He jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island around 12:30 p.m.
The Hunger, a stylish thriller released in 1983, starred Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, and David Bowie, and contains one of cinema's most highly-regarded seduction scenes between Deneuve and Sarandon. Sarandon discusses filming the scene in the documentary The Celluloid Closet, saying, "You wouldn't have to get drunk to bed Catherine Deneuve, I don't care what your sexual history to that point had been."
Among Scott's other notable film is the 1986 action film Top Gun, which contains several scenes touted for their homoeroticism.
Watch a scene from The Hunger below.
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