A suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn.
Officers with port police, the Los Angeles Police Department and California Highway Patrol joined city firefighters and the Coast Guard in searching the water for his body.
Authorities used sonar equipment to track the man in the port's murky waters and his body was recovered by a dive team around 4:30 p.m., Alva said. Scott's body was taken to a dock in Wilmington and turned over to the county coroner.
"There's nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time," said Lt. Joe Bale of the coroner's office.
One of the filming locations (shown at top) in the 1985 movie, To Live & Die in L.A., is the green Vincent Thomas Bridge.
Tony Scott was born Anthony D.L. Scott in North Shields (a location just mentioned by me yesterday here), England, in 1944. Tony Scott got his start as a teenager in films by starring in his older brother Ridley Scott's film Boy and Bicycle. In 1995, the two joined forces to create the production company, Scott Free Productions.