Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

Tony Scott bridge jump was suicide

Tony Scott died after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles in August
Tony Scott died after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles in August

A report on Top Gun director Tony Scott said his death was a suicide and the cause was multiple blunt force injuries suffered from jumping off a bridge into Los Angeles Harbour.

The report, released by the Los Angeles County coroner, says the 68-year-old British film-maker also drowned and had in his system therapeutic levels of the anti-depressant Remeron and the sleep aid Lunesta.

No surprises appeared in the post-mortem results on Scott, the younger brother of Gladiator director Sir Ridley Scott.

Tony Scott leapt from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on August 19 and his death was presumed a probable suicide from the outset.

The coroner's office said previously that North Shields, Tyne and Wear-born Scott left notes behind in his car, including messages to friends and loved ones, but none gave a reason why he would kill himself.

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