Black stars pay tribute to director Tony Scott on Twitter

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The famed director, Tony Scott, committed suicide yesterday at the age of 68, after  jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles.

The British-born director worked with Hollywood heavyweights like Denzel Washington in films like Unstoppable, Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu and The Taking of Pelham 123.

Scott also directed Will Smith in Enemy of the State, Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II, and Daymon Wayans in The Last Boy Scout.

Click here to see a slideshow of Tony Scott’s high-profile work with black actors

Today several members of black Hollywood are mourning the loss of Scott via Twitter.

“Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott’s life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!” Samuel L. Jackson tweeted.

“Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire. I wish you had more time,” said Chris Rock on Twitter.

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