True Romance Director Tony Scott died from multiple blunt force injuries and drowning after jumping from Vincent Thomas Bridge into Los Angeles Harbor, ABC News reports.
Preliminary autopsy results showed the Top Gun director had "therapeutic levels" of the anti-depressant Mirtazapine and the prescription sleep-aid Lunesta in his system. It had been revealed previously that the director left notes behind in his car including messages to friends and loved ones, but did not explain his suicide, which has now been confirmed. ABC News had previously reported that director Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer and cited it as a possible reason for his suicide, but considering The Los Angeles County coroner's report on Mr. Scott's death listed no evidence of brain cancer, ABC News retracted that Aug. 20 story and extended a formal apology to Mr. Scott's family and friends on their website.
A coroner's spokesman said the final report would be ready in two weeks, so more news will be available. Scott directed Enemy of the State, Beverly Hills Cop II and Crimson Tide. At the time of his death, he was reported to be involved in a number of film projects including a sequel to Top Gun, where Tom Cruise was expected to reprise his role as fighter pilot Maverick.