Director Tony Scott 'had inoperable brain cancer'

  • Film director Tony Scott was reportedly suffering from inoperable brain cancer when he jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    The claims were made by ABC News, which cited sources close to the Top Gun director.

    Scott, 68, jumped nearly 200 feet to his death from a suspension bridge over Los Angeles Harbor. He left behind a suicide note in his office and a list in his car of people to contact.

    A dive team pulled his body out of the water several hours after members of the public alerted emergency services after seeing him jump from the bridge. The death is being treated as a suicide, according to officials.

    Scott worked on several action movies and worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington.

    He is survived by his third wife, Donna, with whom he had two children.