Tony Scott left his mark on both the big and small screens, most recently on TV by serving as an executive producer on "The Good Wife."
Scott, who passed away after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, also served as an executive producer on "Numb3rs."
"One of the brightest lights in the industry has gone out," CBS said in a statement. "Tony was an accomplished creative and passionate producer and director. As an executive producer of 'Numb3rs,' and most recently 'The Good Wife,' he was a longtime friend of CBS, and we are deeply shocked and saddened over this loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family."
"The Good Wife" co-creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King called Scott an inspiration.
"It's very difficult to express the depth of our shock and sadness over Tony's death. We're at a loss. His work has always inspired us and our thoughts are with his family," the Kings said in a statement.
Scott made a name for himself directing films such as "Top Gun," but he also helmed a few TV shows, including "Numb3rs." Former "Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz took to Twitter to discuss Scott's influence as a director.
"I had come to know Tony as a warm, enthusiastic and whimsical general with great vision and pride for his work and for the art of action," Krumholtz wrote. "He lit me from overhead, I had not been lit that way before on the show. I had big bushy long hair, that made it impossible to see my eyes, unless I was looking up and directly into the light. After a few takes, I still couldn't get it right. It felt odd to look up while I was talking to the seated FBI agents in the room. Finally, Tony walked in and said, 'David, just imagine that you're talking to God. And God has all the money. In order to get the money, you gotta talk to God. GOD AND MONEY!!! GOD AND MONEY!!!'"
Krumholtz went on to write that Scott was "wild and big and crazy and uncontrollable and he gave it his all, every moment, because he believed in his crew, his cast, and the show.
"It saddens me that something inside him told him to take his incredible life spirit away from us, from the film making community. May he rest in peace," he said on Twitter. "What a great dude."
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