There still aren’t any good answers for why beloved director Tony Scott decided to end his life, but regardless of the outcome, his family has decided something positive should come of the tragedy. In conjunction with the American Film Institute, those closest to the Hollywood legend have started the Tony Scott Scholarship Fund. Its goal will be to encourage and engage future generations of filmmakers by offering financial help.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the family is asking fans and supporters to donate to the cause in lieu of sending flowers. If all goes according to plan, the fund should serve as a helping hand for generations to come.

On August 19, Scott parked his Prius near the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, climbed the fence and jumped off. He left several notes to handle practical concerns and say goodbye to his family, but thus far, no credible explanations for the decision have emerged. The LA County Coroner’s Office is in the middle of its investigation and will release its findings in about a month when the toxicology results come back.

The director is best known for having helmed Top Gun, but during his lengthy career, he also worked on Beverly Hills Cop 2, True Romance, Enemy At The Gates and the hit TV show The Good Wife.

If you’re interested in donating to the Tony Scott Scholarship Fund, you can do so at the following address…

American Film Institute
Tony Scott Scholarship Fund
2021 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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