Tony Scott Brain Cancer Report Appears in Doubt

PHOTO: In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of "Unstoppable" in Los Angeles. Authorities say Scott died after jumping of a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.PlayAP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File
WATCH Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dead in Apparent Suicide

The family of director Tony Scott, who died Sunday after jumping off a Los Angeles bridge, was not aware Scott had cancer, Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles.

ABC News was unable to reach Scott's family to confirm the assistant chief coroner's statement.

ABC News had reported the director of films such as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Crimson Tide" had inoperable brain cancer, citing a source close to Scott.

Police said they received a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday that an individual had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

The body was recovered around 3 p.m., when it was identified by authorities as Scott, according to Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.