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_ “Can’t quite believe we have lost the brilliance of Tony Scott, as a filmmaker and a friend.” _ Veteran producer Frank Marshall, via Twitter.

_ “Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire. ” I wish you had more time “” _ Tweeted Chris Rock.

_ “Shocking and devastating news. He was the best and will be greatly missed.” _ Christian Slater, on Twitter.

_ “One of the brightest lights in the industry has gone out. Tony was an accomplished creative and passionate producer and director. As an executive producer of `Numb3rs,’ and most recently `The Good Wife,’ he was a longtime friend of CBS, and we are deeply shocked and saddened over this loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.” _ Statement from CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studios.

_ “It’s very difficult to express the depth of our shock and sadness over Tony’s death. We’re at a loss. His work has always inspired us and our thoughts are with his family.” _ “The Good Wife” creators and executive producers Robert King & Michelle King.