Tony Scott had taken anti-depressants and sleeping pills before he jumped off bridge to his death as autopsy confirms director WASN’T suffering from cancer
Filmmaker Tony Scott had anti-depressants and sleeping pills when he killed himself by jumping off a bridge in August, an autopsy report revealed on Monday.The report by the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the Top Gun director’s death was a suicide, and listed the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries.
It said that he also drowned after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge into Los Angeles harbour on August 19.
Scott had therapeutic levels of the anti-depressant Remeron and the sleep aid Lunesta in his system when he died, the report has revealed.
It has long been assumed that the director had killed himself, as he left a number of apparent suicide notes in his car when he died.
However, the notes did not suggest any motive for the suicide, and his death certificate did not initially list a cause.
Initial reports that he had been suffering from terminal brain cancer have now been confirmed to be incorrect.
‘There was no evidence of neoplasia – cancer – identified,’ coroner Craig Harvey told the Los Angeles Times.