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This morning there are a lot of unanswered questions about director/producer Tony Scott. Ridley Scott’s brother was as successful as you could be in Hollywood, with lots of commercial hits and many artistic ones too. He had a beautiful family with two young sons. Twitter is full of appreciations for Scott, who jumped from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbor yesterday and killed himself at age 68. I immediately thought of Peter Lopez, the popular music business lawyer who took his own life a couple of years ago, mysteriously. Same situation: very successful, happy family, everything in the world. We may never know the answers. But for Tony Scott, all we can do is applaud his great work and send condolences and best wishes to his family.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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