Los Angeles, CA – The Tony Scott autopsy has been scheduled for Monday after the famed Top Gun director took his own life on Sunday afternoon.
Scott was spotted by a group of tourists as leapt to his own death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. The directors death was eventually acknowledged by LAPD Harbor Community Police.
The autopsy was confirmed by Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. The assistant coroner also noted that “there was a note found at [Scott's] office by friends.” The contents of the Tony Scott suicide note have not been made public at this time.
The Los Angeles Coroners office will not rule the death a suicide until its investigation is complete. According to Winter:
“Our ruling is going to be made based on the autopsy results. But if there are other issues, other clues that might give cause as to why this happened, we’ll weigh those, too.”
The 68-year-old Hollywood heavyweight climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge and jumped at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Scott helmed such Hollywood Hits as 1983′s The Hunger, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, True Romance and Enemy of the State.
When he wasn’t busily putting together his next Hollywood blockbuster Tony Scott could also be found producing hit TV shows including the now defunct Numb3rs and The Good Wife.
The famed director is survived by his equally well known director brother Ridley Scott who he occasionally worked with on films.
The Tony Scott autopsy will likely be paired with a toxicology report which will take several weeks to complete.
Our condolences go out to Tony Scott’s family and friends.