Monday, August 20, 2012
Tony Scott and Phyllis Diller
Very sad news today...
Film director Tony Scott left notes in his car and office before plunging to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said Monday.
Scott, best known for the films "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," apparently committed suicide by jumping from the bridge about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
News reports today have stated that he was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer recently, but they turned out to be false.
He was a really good director and will be missed.
And more sad news...
Phyllis Diller died today at her Brentwood home surrounded by family after her health had been in decline ever since she suffered a bad fall, her rep confirmed to Deadline. She was 95.
One of the best known female comedians who starred on both the big and small screens, including two of her own TV shows, Diller owed her rise to fame to Bob Hope and her career longevity to her edgy humor and glamorous appearance: her wild blonde hair, trendy but eccentric sheaths, and long cigarette holder were unforgettable props to her persona as the world’s worst housewife. She made self-deprecating jokes about her age and plastic surgery, her terrible cooking, and her husband “Fang”.
She was one very funny lady with a long career.
Sad to see her go.