The film director was found dead on Sunday afternoon (August 19) after apparently committing suicide by jumping from a bridge. He was 68 years old.
[Tony Scott (left) with Don Simpson, Robert Towne, Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise on the set of 'Days of Thunder', 1990]
"Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him," Cruise said in a statement. "He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable.
"My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."
Cruise and Scott worked together on Top Gun and Days of Thunder, and The Hollywood Reporter claims that that the pair had met as recently as last Friday (August 17) to discuss the planned Top Gun sequel.
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