Tony Scott's Death Notes Offer No Clues

25 August 2012
Tony Scott's Death Notes Offer No Clues

A number of notes left by Top Gun director Tony Scott before he leapt to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles do not offer an explanation for his actions, officials have said.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, said the notes left for family and friends make no mention of any health problems, despite earlier reports suggesting Scott was suffering from incurable brain cancer.

His widow, Donna Wilson, had already dismissed those claims as "absolutely false".

The British film-maker, who is the younger brother of producer Ridley Scott, was seen parking his car on Vincent Thomas Bridge and jumping into the Los Angeles Harbour below on Sunday.

Scott left a list of emergency contact numbers, as well as messages to friends and loved ones in the notes discovered in his car, said Mr Winter.

A post-mortem on Monday revealed no obvious signs of a brain tumour. It will, however, be a month or more before an official cause of death is determined.

Officials are treating Scott's death as a probable suicide.

What to read next

How to Whiten Your Teeth in 30 Minutes

People.com StyleWatch editor tried Luster Pro Light to visibly whiten teeth in as little as 30 minutes. Her verdict: "It works great...I’m addicted."

Better Than Online Dating!

Thousands of healthy, wealthy and loving women in your city requesting men ages 50+. Meet the woman of your dreams today. Get Started!

Online Nursing Programs

Learn why Walden's CCNE-accredited online nursing programs are a top choice for many nursing professionals. Request free info today!

Want to Start Dating?

Hey! Are you a part of the 1 in 3 Americans that are single? This Dating site is completely free to check it out! Give it a try!

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Get 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points! Terms Apply. Offer ends 5/4