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Tony Scott's death confirmed as suicide

  • A Los Angeles coroner confirmed on Tuesday that filmmaker Tony Scott's death was suicide, caused by blunt force injuries and drowning.

    Preliminary autopsy results revealed the Top Gun director had "therapeutic levels" of the anti-depressant Mirtazapine and the prescription sleep-aid Lunesta in his system.

    It added Scott did not have any serious illnesses, including cancer.

    The director jumped to his death from Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on August 19.

    The report shed no light on why Scott took his own life.

    Scott had left notes in his car including messages to friends and loved ones, but did not explain his actions.

    Initial reports following his death suggested Scott had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. However, his widow Donna Wilson dismissed the rumors as "absolutely false".

    A coroner's spokesman said the final report would be ready in two weeks.