I was just praying for him this very morning. He was someone, along with several others, who were part of a world that usually didn’t include Jesus or any thoughts of God. And now, I can scarcely believe the reports that he is dead. Suicide.
Tony Scott was a wonderful person to be around. His signature faded “red” baseball cap ~ which decidedly looked more pink than red ~ and cigar made him recognizable from any distance on the set. And when you came closer you would see that he almost always had a smile, too. He would often hit you with some silly or saucy comment, as well, but he was invariably kind. That is what I remember the most. In a world where people generally are so wrapped up in self, Tony Scott never seemed to be too busy to offer encouragement or a thoughtful word.
It is rumored that he had inoperable brain cancer, which was probably the reason he felt suicide was his best or only option. I find it so sadly ironic that another good friend of mine recently passed away this last May of the same disease. This precious woman who had put her faith in Christ decades ago, however, chose to let God’s timing take her life. She is now with Jesus, enjoying a blissful eternity. I can only hope, oh how I hope, that Tony somehow accepted Jesus as his Savior, too, before his tragic death. How we miss you, Mr. Scott. I hope with all my heart that you are in heaven.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me
will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
“And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.” “Revelation 14:13