What Tony Scott did was shocking, and certainly emotionally wrenching for his family and friends and anyone who witnessed his jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, but facing inoperable brain cancer he chose to not suffer but to go out the way he wanted.

It’s a pity that we don’t have a humane recourse, to be able to go to our doctor and ask for the same mercy we show to a pet who is suffering and won’t get better. People should have the right to say when.