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Tony Scott Had Brain Cancer

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If you're like us, you have been wondering why a vibrant, successful man like Tony Scott would take his own life.

Many have assumed a secret battle with depression, but it looks like that was incorrect.

According to a source close to the Top Gun director, he had inoperable brain cancer.

We can only assume from this news that Tony's suicide was not a measure of desperation and sadness, but rather a choice to spare himself a long and painful death at the mercy of a horrible illness.

While it's nice to know that the man behind some of our favorite films, like Days Of Thunder, True Romance, and Man On Fire, wasn't harboring a secret pain from the world, this decision still saddens us.

We can understand not wanting to face inevitable agony, but we believe there's always a better way.

As long as there's time, there's hope. As long as there's life, there's a chance at happiness. As long as you can spend one more moment with the people who love you, life is still worth living.

Remember everyone, no matter what is going on in your life, please please please, whatever you do, don't give up hope!

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16 comments to “Tony Scott Had Brain Cancer”

  1. Nurse from Winnipeg says – reply to this


    I have worked with many terminal patients and have always found this quote powerful. Hope is the most precious gift we can give.
    Love, Victoria

    Dr.Rachel Naomi Remen said:

    Healing may not be so much about getting better,
    as about letting go of everything that isn't you,
    all of the expectations, all of the beliefs-
    and becoming who you are.

    Healing is not the outcome of an interaction between an expert and a problem; it requires a relationship between two whole human beings who bring to a situation of suffering the full power of their combined humanity and all of its potential.
    When this happens many things that cannot be cured can still heal.
    The hope of healing is always present.
    Even faced by an incurable disease, a person may still grow in such a way that, over time, the wound of their illness becomes a smaller and smaller part of the sum of their lives.

  2. Hamster says – reply to this


    That was one of the most beautiful comments ever on here, Perez. You might have just saved another life.

  3. Marikins says – reply to this


    Beautiful, Victoria.

  4. Danielle says – reply to this


    Such beautiful words Perez, truly inspiring and also very powerful in terms of dealing with difficult situations such as terminal illnesses. Where there is life, there is hope- I have always lived by this and watch loved ones of mine facing death holding onto this hope. It is the only way to go on each day.

  5. MizD says – reply to this


    Please SHUT the HELL UP!!! Have you ever seen how much pain someone has with cancer?
    I'm sure you haven't. If you had you wouldn't be talking about a "chance at happiness"… For who? The family who watches their loved one suffer and can do nothing about it, or the person who is suffering. Once the terminal stage is reached there is no happiness! There is just pain for everyone, emotional for the family and physical for the patient. There is nothing nice about having someone ask you for help and all you can do is pray, or give them more drugs to ease the pain. You are an idiot!!! God help you, because if I saw you on the street I would punch you in the face just because of your dumb comments on this subject which you know nothing about… Asshole

  6. Danielle says – reply to this


    I am a physician who has cared for many patients in the terminal stages of cancer, as well as watched my own loved ones go through it. You are correct in describing how awful and terrible it is for family members to watch their loved ones deteriorate, and the physical/emotional pain the sick individual experiences is horrific- there is no denying that. But there is something to say about variability in prognoses and the fact that no one knows exactly when their day or time will come. In the medical field nothing is certain in absolute terms and for many individuals those last moments with their loved ones are the most important. I agree its not the same in every case but in many those precious times shared, although difficult, are the memories the family may carry with them for the rest of their own lives.

  7. 7

    It is a lovely thought, "Hope" Sometimes it works for people and sometimes it doesn't. Not sure if you have ever seen someone, or if you yourself has had to suffer the journey of cancer, but it is a brutal one. It is cruel and mean and gives you no options. You don't get to decide how much pain you have, you don't get to decide if treatments that make you sick are working, you don't get to decide what effects it will have on your body. Some days you have severe pain that can not be taken away unless you are doped up like a zombie. It takes away your body and muscle yet leaves you your mind, a prisoner in the skin you live in. It hooks you up to tubes, takes away your humanity…so much so that you cant even walk to a restroom on your own so the easier option is to hook you up to tubes and stench, it leaves you laid up like a baby with diapers. Some people decide to take the disease head on, and hold out for that Hope. I have yet to see it play out well for them. Maybe I will have my own moment to hold out for Hope. Or maybe, just maybe, I will take all the common sense from experience, take the power back into my own heart and head and make the choice to the live it out the way I want to. Death is a very personal experience, and it was already there for Tony Scott. Like some people who while lying in the hospital bed have the courage to breath out those last breaths and be free, so too did Tony Scott. Peace is a great gift and he needed it a little sooner than later.

  8. Triangle says – reply to this


    Re: Danielle – Are you reading??? Because the comment was not from Perez, it was an user named Nurse from Winnipeg who write it in the comments. Perez does not have enough culture to learn something like that, he only likes celebs

  9. Jo says – reply to this


    Re: Danielle – +1 although I'm not saying "shut the hell up" (gotta love Internet etiquette).

    We have no idea what was going on in his life or where he may have been in his disease so to give a rainbow and sunshine opinion without knowing the details is off base.

  10. Danielle says – reply to this


    Although the nurse from Winnipeg's quote is also very lovely, I was responding to Perez's comment: "As long as there's time, there's hope. As long as there's life, there's a chance at happiness. As long as you can spend one more moment with the people who love you, life is still worth living".
    And I do agree that everyone's circumstances are different and unique and it cannot be applied universally, I just thought it was a nice statement that some people may align themselves with, again everyone is different and entitled to their own ways of dealing with things and no one has the authority to define what is right or wrong in how one chooses to deal with what life throws at them.

  11. Nina says – reply to this


    Still shocked, how utterly sad. But understandable. RIP Tony Scott. We'll miss you. God bless your loved ones.

  12. Yup says – reply to this


    Still a selfish ego-maniac move…Leaving his kids and wife that way….He took the cowardly way out…Life insurance does not pay when people commit suicide…fyi….It is sad, but still weak.

  13. yes says – reply to this


    I have lost two people very close to me due to inoperable cancer…they died gracefully , privately and bravely…this man did not…Selfish man.

  14. btsurvivor says – reply to this


    I know exactly how he felt. Im a brain cancer survivor given only an 18 month survival. I was 31 with a 10 month old baby. Many times I though I should just go off and die and spare everyone the pain. If my son never knew me he would not hurt for me. It's a real scary dark place. I'm so very sad for him and his family. I just wish he would have given treatment a chance. As I get ready to send my baby off to preschool I can't imagine not being here. I chose to be the 5% that lived. Rip Tony.

  15. Robert R. says – reply to this


    Re: btsurvivor – God bless you for being such a courageous fighter! May God continue to watch over you and your precious son!

  16. Robert R. says – reply to this


    Rest in peace, Tony.