Legacy: Tony Scott led 'Days of Thunder'

Tony Scott directed Tom Cruise in "Top Gun" and, shown here, in "Days of Thunder." Courtesy of Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer films

Tony Scott, who directed sports movies "Days of Thunder" and "The Fan," died Sunday, after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities said. The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide.

Scott, who loved rock climbing and driving fast cars and motorcycles, hit it big directing 1986's "Top Gun" and then five movies with Denzel Washington. He also is the younger brother of director Ridley Scott.