Home - by BigFurHat - August 20, 2012 - 13:08 America/New_York - 37 Comments
Apparently he wasn’t taking the news so well. He decided to jump off a bridge.
Somebody check this red baseball hat for toxins.
August 20th, 2012
Darn shame. My sympathies to his family.
Did he direct “Cats?”
Beautiful wife and kids. It’s them I feel for.
this is the face of liberalism. suicide.
Getting news like that would really suck, but this will be very hard on his family.
Maudie N Mandeville
Right. Not much of a story. Seems a little too convenient from an anonymous source. I would think the cancer would have been known throughout Hollywood but not a mention from Ron Howard, et al. Instead we got the family wishes privacy.
You don’t find out one day and jump on your way home, do you?
Snowball the Sourpuss
He sure likey’d that pink hat. I wonder if he was wearing it on the way down?
“Witnesses told authorities that at around 12:35 p.m., the filmmaker left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the city of San Pedro, scaled an 8- to 10-ft.-high fence and then leapt without hesitation.”
Perhaps in a moment of clarity, he realized he was driving a shitty car and decided to take his own life.
Cat for sale.
Is his wife Heather Locklear’s mother?
Why couldn’t he get her some decent implants?
That has to be the worse set in all of Californicate.
You can read the serial number right through her skin.
this is sad.
And to tell you the truth, I don’t even care if the cancer story is a convenient lie. The public doesn’t have an unalienable right to know everything. If it helps the kids to think he couldn’t face suffering with a disease rather than think he just didn’t want to be their daddy anymore, then have at it. Kids do have a way of believing that they caused their parents divorce … I imagine suicide is like that to only worse.
Wish he had not made this choice.
Obamacare IPAB provision would have prevented him from having to climb a fence.
They tell suicidal people that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. His problem was permanent, so I can’t say I would blame him. If what they say is true.
I would never judge anyone in a situation like his. RIP.
Last night when I first heard this sad story there was some asshat lib making comments about him being “in the 1%” and how money doesn’t solve problems / is evil etc. Effing lib idiots can’t stop spouting asinine rhetoric even after something trajic like this. I can only imagine how vile it would have been if someone conservative had met with a sad end.
One of my cousins took his own life a few years ago while he was going through a particularly nasty divorce. Suicide is horrible no matter what the reason. His kids are never going to be the same. Mr. Scott’s family has my sympathy.
No doubt , hearing the news you have terminal cancer is horrible.
Human suffering is inevitable. We all want to go in our sleep peacefully if given the choice.
Perhaps it is my Catholic upbringing, but I think suicide is the coward’s way out.
Christ himself knew the kind of death he was going to face and yet he knew the price of saving our souls was far greater than death.
Think about this; while dying by your own hand you leave your family with unanswered questions and remorse and your children with the knowledge that life isn’t worth fighting for.
I enjoyed some of his work.
Please, no jokes. My brother died of brain cancer. It’s horrible.
My dad too. I think I would pass on the kemo.
I know that brain cancer is a terrible disease. However in trying to be “kind” to his family in killing himself, he harmed a lot of other people with his action. Imagine on a beautiful So Cal Sunday afternoon witnessing someone jumping off a bridge and being unable to prevent it and knowing that person is going to die. I sure wouldn’t want to live with that memory and the guilt feelings I’d have. Think about the rescuse swimmers and boaters in the area. Cargo ships pass under that bridge — the wake is very strong. It took several hours for the body to be located.
Then going back to the family, who knows how much more time his kids could have had with their dad. I know that the time I had with my dad before he died of lung cancer (another horrible disease) were some of the best memories I have of spending time with him. I sometimes feel cheated that I didn’t get a chance to say good bye to my mom before she died in her sleep. I would have been very angry with her had she killed herself. I think Tony Scott cheated his kids.
I know traffic is of little concern but that is one very busy bridge — lots of semis going back and forth to and from the ports. There is no place to really pull off to the side so leaving a car on the bridge is a hazard for any and all driving on the bridge and for the emergency response teams called to handle the situation.
Personally, I feel a well thought out and planned suicide such as this is a selfish cop-out. I believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. I know that there are those who disagree with me but hey — it’s my opinion and I’m entitled to and voicing that opinion.
If it was non operable brain cancer then the chances are it wasn’t going to be stopped by chemo either and he was probably told that. From everything I’ve seen and read dying from brain cancer is an horrific way to go so I’m not going to fault him for taking suicide as a way out. I think I may have planned it better (not jumped off a bridge where you could ruin someone else’s life) but he did what he felt was right.
Frankly, I’m a little disappointed with some of the comments because if he had a choice of truly horrible pain along with delusions/hallucinations as the cancer destroyed his brain, being so doped up as to dull the pain that he really wouldn’t have been here (oh, hallucinations also come along with the levels of pain meds he would need) or deciding to end it all on his terms then he should be allowed the freedom to choose.
we will all die and it is this life which is fleeting. grace is an important aspect of life. although he had cancer he might have died in any other fashion.
life and death should be shared in a spiritual way. his children would forever remember those last days with their father. and that would have been loving, spiritual and brave.
You’re disappointed in comments that I and others have made on this post saying that suicide isn’t the answer?
Suicide is a tragedy in itself because you willingly take your own life. You didn’t die for a cause or to save a life, you knowing take your own in order to escape pain.
The pain that is left is unending for the family he left behind.
I have watched relatives who have died from cancer and no it isn’t an easy process but I can say that they died with dignity and they had the opportunity to say goodbye to their family.
FreeMan - Sorry Sarah
I’ve known 2 people close to me who had this and trust me, he did the right and honorable thing. It would be far worse for his family to see what I saw at the end of life.
He saved his family a boat load of money too.
@super toe — My dad died of brain cancer. He had no opportunity to “say goodbye” due to the ravage this cancer inflicted on his brain.
His family has been spared the agony of watching him suffer, go into brain seizures, not know who he is, who they are, etc.
@supertoe; I understand your point but how do you know he didn’t say goodbye to his family? Perhaps he did but in a way that was subtle and didnt let on that he planned to draw the curtain himself. If he were alone, with no family would you feel differently about a decision to forego a short, hellish existance? I guess my point is that every thinking, human being should be allowed if the circumstances warrent it (yes I know it can be a slippery slope) be allowed the freedom to choose their own end.
I’m not going to pass judgement on this guy. It’s impossible for us, as strangers, to understand the full context of his life, and without context, opinions are meaningless. He may have had previous personal experience with this horrible disease – just as some of you have had. He may have believed he was doing the best thing for his family. He may not have been thinking rationally as a result of the disease. He may simply have taken the easy way out. We’ll never know.
I wasn’t a fan, but his wife and children have my sincere sympathy. It’s a reminder of how quickly thing can change, for any of us.
@Xavier — Been reading your comments for a while, and I’m really liking how you think.
So he decided to kill himself. Do we, as conservatives, believe that you own the right to your own existence or not?
You’re willing to kill you pet if it’s sick, because it’s humane, but you won’t allow a fully cognoscente human to decide the same thing for their own life?
Be careful how quickly you jump to claim ownership of someone’s existence.
Thanks. I’ve noticed you here and around on some other blogs too. GMTA, etc.
So what you are saying then JC lady is that you would have much preferred your father commit suicide by the logic you posted.
I am sorry for the loss of your father, but somehow I think you would be in more pain and shock if he had took his life in his own hands. I say this because I have been there.
And don’t ever tell me to try again.. I have a right to my opinion as you do.
Another thing while I am on my soap box;
I guess life is meaningless if you are old, crippled and aren’t able to function as you once did.
If you think suicide and euthanasia is so fucking wonderful then go live in some European or better yet Muslim country , where they share your values on life.
NO BRAIN TUMOR…
>>Right. Not much of a story. Seems a little too convenient from an anonymous source. I would think the cancer would have been known throughout Hollywood but not a mention from Ron Howard, et al. Instead we got the family wishes privacy.
You don’t find out one day and jump on your way home, do you?<<
August 21st, 2012
Suicide is wrong.
My opinion. Respect life and all of its’ twists and turns.
Earn grace. For those that say cancer is difficult, so too is a disabled spouse, child, parent.
We cannot condone suicide and still hold onto our immortal soul.
I value everyone’s opinion on here and you all make good points.
My only opinion on the matter, trust in God at all times. Put your life in his hands. I know that’s easy to say and tough to do but it’s what the Bible calls us to do.
I, personally, will not spit in God’s face and say I know better than he does about how, when and why I should die…..
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