The motive behind Tony Scott’s suicide may never be known. Investigators examining the famed directors recent plunge from the Vincent Thomas Bridge have revealed that notes left behind by Scott do not mention any type of health problems or other reasons for his sudden suicide.
Tony Scott’s body underwent an autopsy on Monday; however, a final cause of death could take weeks to become official as the coroner’s office awaits the final results of a toxicology report.
The Scott family has denied reports that he was suffering from an inoperable form of brain cancer, although the coroner’s office has not ruled out a medical condition at this time.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, authorities have deemed the act “a witnessed suicide” while noting that Hollywood insiders have offered up conflicting reports about the director’s health for the last several months.
At the time of his death, Tony Scott was working on various projects including research that may have led to a Top Gun sequel starring Tom Cruise. Following his death, Cruise released the following statement:
“Tony was my dear friend, and I will really miss him … He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable.”
In an interview with NBC News, Scott’s friend and former colleague Julian Bray revealed that the director-producer had suffered from depression “throughout his life” and that “he managed to bottle it up and, unfortunately, it seems to have suddenly come out.”
Tony Scott was just 68-years-old at the time of his suicide.