Tony Scott Died From Blunt Force Injuries, Report Finds

"Top Gun" director died from blunt force injuries after jumping from a bridge.

ByABC News
October 23, 2012, 10:34 AM

Oct. 23, 2012— -- Director Tony Scott died from multiple blunt force injuries and drowning after jumping from Vincent Thomas Bridge into Los Angeles Harbor, according to an autopsy report.

The report, released by the Los Angeles County coroner Monday, lists Scott's Aug. 19 death as a suicide. The 68-year-old "Top Gun" director reportedly left messages for friends and loved ones in his car, but none explained his leap from the 185-foot high bridge, according to the Associated Press.

Scott had therapeutic levels of the anti-depressant Remeron and the sleep aid Lunesta in his system, according to the report. The release said the coroner's office anticipates that the final report on Scott's death will be released within the next two weeks.

Please Note: ABC News previously reported that director Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer and cited it as a possible reason for his suicide. The Los Angeles County coroner's report on Mr. Scott's death listed no evidence of brain cancer. ABC News has retracted that Aug. 20 story and extends a formal apology to Mr. Scott's family and friends.

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