Tony Scott Not Battling Inoperable Brain Cancer Prior To Suicide Jump
False reports have been slammed by director Tony Scott’s wife that he was battling inoperable brain cancer which some reports said may have lead to his decision to end his life by leaping off a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday. A source close to the famed director of such movies as “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop ll.” and “Crimson Tide” stated to NBC News that Scott had inoperable brain cancer. It now appears this was wrong.
68 year old Scott died after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, authorities said. Police stated that they received a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. with claims that an individual had jumped off the bridge. The body was recovered at about 3 p.m. and identified as Scott’s by authorities. “The autopsy is scheduled for this morning. We might (see a brain issue), but we don’t have anything medically confirmed at this time,” Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County.
The Coroner’s Office found several notes to loved ones in Scott’s car and a suicide note was later found at his office, according to AP. “I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family ask that their privacy is respected at this time,” Scott’s spokesman, Simon Halls, said in a statement.
Scott was the younger brother of producer and director Ridley Scott. Together, the brothers had formed their own production company, Scott Free Productions. “Prometheus” was the latest film released by their production company. The British-born director was survived by his third wife, Donna Wilson Scott, and their twin sons.