This touching new ad of a man and his dog with an unexpected twist will have you in tears by the end

SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng slams SA journalists as they wine and dine at expansion launch event

Family-only funeral for Tony Scott

2012-08-24 07:48
 
tony scott
Los Angeles - Tony Scott's life will be honoured at a "family-only" ceremony this weekend.

A service for the late film director - who jumped to his death from Vincent Thomas Bridge into the Los Angeles Harbour on Sunday  - will be carried out in Los Angeles, and his family will then announce further plans about a public gathering to celebrate his life after Labour Day on 3 September.

In a statement released to Deadline.com, Tony's family said: "Tony Scott will be honoured at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles.

"The family will announce plans after Labour Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalised."

Tributes

Tony - the brother of Prometheus director Sir Ridley Scott - had recently completed work on action movie Out of the Furnace, which stars Christian Bale, and he leaves behind wife Donna and their 12-year-old twin sons Max and Frank.

A number of stars have paid tribute to the filmmaker including Tom Cruise - who Tony directed in 1986 action movie Top Gun - describing him as a "dear friend".

He said: "Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him."

An autopsy was performed on Tony's body on Monday but the results have been deferred pending the outcome of the toxicology report.

Read more on:    tony scott  |  movies  |  celebrity deaths  |  celebrities
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are back on the big screen together in Serena showing at cinemas from 29 May. Read More »
Add your review

Here are 5 movie trailers that have us super-duper excited to go to the cinema. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.