A report in to the death of Top Gun director Tony Scott has found that 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.
A private funeral will be held this weekend for film director Tony Scott. The 68 year-old committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in California on Sunday. His family will announce plans for a public gathering to celebrate his life soon.
Film director Tony Scott had suffered a relapse of brain cancer, according to the New York Post and ABC News.
A source told the New York Post: "He has been suffering from cancer and he had a relapse. He wasn’t depressed, he was a lovely guy. On Sundays everyone went to his house, there would be the guy who worked in his local restaurant sitting by the pool by Michael Caine".
Another source told the newspaper: "He had been in the hospital earlier this summer, in the past few months, and he had been recuperating. The official story was it was a hip operation, but people suspected he underwent another cancer operation".
Ivan Dunleavy, chief executive of Shepperton Studios in Middlesex, said:
We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic news that Tony Scott has died.
He was not only an incredibly gifted film-maker and ambassador for the UK film industry, he was a significant part of the history of Shepperton Studios.
He directed some of the most successful films of all times and at Shepperton. These included The Hunger (1981), Spy Game (2001) and Tony most recently produced Prometheus (2012), directed by his brother Ridley.
He will be sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.