Tony Scott's Notes Did Not Reveal Motive For Death
Tony Scott did not leave a reason for his suicide. The news came Friday from the Los Angeles County coroner's office, which said that notes left behind by the Top Gun filmmaker did not give a motive for his self-inflicted death south of Los Angeles last Sunday.
The coroner's office also said Friday that the notes written by Scott did not mention any health issues, according to A.P. Soon after his death, ABC News quoted an insider who said the director had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, which was later refuted by family members.
Tony Scott, 68, jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans the busy L.A. Harbor south of downtown. The coroner's office performed an autopsy Monday, but the results will take a month or longer before official details are released about the cause of death, though it is being treated as a probable suicide.
Coroner's office spokesperson Ed Winter said that the notes left behind had a list of emergency contact numbers and a separate message to friends and family.