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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