Tony Scott - Coroner: 'Tony Scott Did Not Have Brain Cancer'
The Los Angeles Coroner's Chief of Operations has dismissed reports suggesting late director Tony Scott had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour prior to his tragic death on Sunday (19Aug12).
The Top Gun filmmaker jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California on Sunday afternoon, leaving behind a wife and twin sons.
Divers recovered the 68 year old's body several hours later and an initial autopsy was performed on Monday (20Aug12).
As Scott's friends, family and fans struggled to understand why the filmmaker would take his own life, a report surfaced on America's Abc News suggesting he may have committed suicide to prevent a long and slow death following an alleged brain cancer diagnosis.
However, Scott's relatives have told Coroner Chief Craig Harvey the cancer claims are unfounded.
A statement from Harvey reads, "According to family spokespersons, the information concerning brain cancer or an inoperable brain tumor in Mr. Scott is incorrect."
The autopsy examination proved inconclusive and officials are now awaiting the results of toxicology tests, which will not be available for several weeks.