EW Staff
August 20, 2012 AT 07:09 AM EDT

The news of filmmaker Tony Scott’s sudden and unexpected death due to an apparent suicide sent shockwaves through Hollywood as the news broke on Sunday night. Over his 30-plus year career, Scott had amassed a tremendous number of collaborators, from his feature film work as a director (Top GunTrue RomanceCrimson Tide) and producer (The GreyThe A-Team), to his more recent efforts with his older brother Ridley as a TV producer (The Good WifeNumb3rs). Many of Scott’s friends, colleagues, and fans throughout the world of entertainment took to Twitter to express their feelings and thoughts about Scott, and his passing. You can read them below:

No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day


Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012

Tony Scott as a Director was Sui Generis. Tony Scott as a friend and a mentor was irreplaceable. Tone, wherever you are, I love you man. RIP


Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 20, 2012

Tony Scott was incredibly encouraging to me at an early stage of my career. He was generous, gregarious & immensely talented. Sadness.


mark romanek (@markromanek) August 20, 2012

Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.


Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) August 20, 2012

Just heard about Tony Scott news. Horrible... Tony was a truly lovely man who took me under his wing & ignited my passion to make films.


Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012

Awww Tony. Wish you had felt there was a way to keep going. What a sad waste. My thoughts go out to his wife and beautiful children.


Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012

I'm deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Tony Scott's death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight.


Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) August 20, 2012

Shocked to hear of Tony Scott's tragic death. He was a sweet, and funny man who loved making movies. His vision for "Numb3rs" was inspired.


David Krumholtz (@DaveKrumholtz) August 20, 2012

Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.


Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) August 20, 2012

I just woke up to hear about Tony Scott. Can't believe it. As I hope was evident in my work, I was big fan of his. Rest In Peace, sir.


  (@edgarwright) August 20, 2012

'The Last Boy Scout', 'True Romance', 'Crimson Tide', 'Man On Fire' and yes, 'Domino' too. Tony Scott was a rambunctious cinematic spirit.


  (@edgarwright) August 20, 2012

I shall miss you Mr Scott.


  (@edgarwright) August 20, 2012

Shocked by the news of Tony Scott. Never met u but looked up to all ur work. Only heard great stories from the people who worked w/ u. LOVE


Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) August 20, 2012

Collaborating with the great Tony Scott was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. My thoughts are with his family tonight.


Richard Kelly (@JRichardKelly) August 20, 2012

There hasnt been 1 day since it came out that some1 doesnt say to me "I love #TrueRomance" Tony Scott was a sweet enthusiastic & lovin man


Michael Rapaport (@MichaelRapaport) August 20, 2012

Deeply saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott. A fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man.


Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 20, 2012

So very, very sorry to hear of the death of Tony Scott. A terrible, terrible loss of a truly talented, brilliant man.


Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) August 20, 2012

Terribly sad news about Tony Scott. Rest in peace.


Nick Frost (@nickjfrost) August 20, 2012

I'm deeply sorry for the death of Tony Scott. I will like to understand the mystery behind the decision he took


Guillermo Arriaga (@G_Arriaga) August 20, 2012

RIP Tony Scott. Damn. He was a huge inspiration. Very sad.


James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 20, 2012

Shocked. Tony Scott is a legend. Tragic and sad day. Thoughts and prayers for his family.


Marc Webb (@MarcW) August 20, 2012

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