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• Tony Scott, the film director responsible for movies such as Top Gun and , died yesterday at age 68. Scott reportedly jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles; a suicide note reportedly was found in his office.

• William Windom, who had a long career in film and television but perhaps is best known for playing Commodore Matt Decker in an episode of the original "Star Trek" series entitled "The Doomsday Machine," has passed away of congestive heart failure. He was 88.
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