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"Pure genius" - that's how Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Neha Dhupia remember Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, who ended his life by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles.

Monday, August 20, 2012 | 1:12:55 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Hollywood film director Tony Scott

"Pure genius" - that's how Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Neha Dhupia remember Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, who ended his life by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles.

He jumped off the bridge in San Pedro Sunday afternoon, reported The Los Angeles Times.

Tony, brother of director Ridley Scott, is credited with biggies like "Top Gun", "Enemy of the State", "Beverly Hills Cop II", "True Romance" and "Crimson Tide".

Bollywood celebrities mourned the loss of the filmmaker, and took to Twitter to share their memories of his work.

Here's what they wrote:

Karan Johar: RIP Tony Scott... Your true romance with cinema will live on forever.

Anubhav Sinha: This is unfair Mr.Tony Scott. But rest in peace sir and remember we feel obliged for what you did to cinema worldwide.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to hear about my favourite 'THE UNSTOPPABLE' Filmmaker Tony Scott's demise... RIP.

Sujoy Ghosh: How much I learnt from watching films of Tony Scott. Nobody blended style and pace better.

Atul Kasbekar: Director Tony Scott passed away. Huge filmography, but if you haven't seen 'True Romance', do yourself a favour and see it asap. Pure genius.

Neha Dhupia: The loss of yet another film genius. He made action look so pleasant! Tony Scott RIP.

Ranvir Shorey: Shocked to read about Tony Scott. The mysteries of the human heart. RIP.

Sonam Kapoor: This is so sad. He was one of my favourite filmmakers.

Siddharth: Terrible news about Tony Scott ending his own life. Big fan of his big ticket Hollywood pictures what a way to go! Sad.

Sophie Choudry: Thank you for your movies that made us dream, think and sit on the edge of our seats! You blended style and story like no other. RIP Tony Scott.


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