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No motive found in Tony Scott’s suicide note

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 25, 2012 at 9:02 AM PDT
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Film director Tony Scott left a note to loved ones before he jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge last Sunday. However, authorities couldn’t find any clues in the suicide note and other letters that could explain why the much-loved filmmaker killed himself.

According to coroner’s officials, reports claiming that the 68-year-old may have been suffering from cancer were false, as the death note and messages that Scott wrote prior to his death didn’t mention any health problems. Scott's wife, Donna, also told investigators that rumors of a return of her husband's cancer were “absolutely false.”

TMZ reported that coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter revealed one of the notes left in Scott's black Toyota Prius listed emergency contact numbers so police could call his loved ones to inform them about his death.

Tony Scott took his own life by leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge into Los Angeles Harbor. The “Top Gun” maker, brother of Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott, had recently completed a film and seemed to be in good health. However, he shocked the world after plunging into the nearly 200 feet deep waters under one of California’s highest bridges.

Los Angeles County coroners’ office denied reports that Tony Scott was ill after a post-mortem on Monday revealed no obvious signs of a brain tumor. The office added that a final cause of death will be determined after autopsy, toxicology and other tests results come.

The chairman of 20th Century Fox revealed that the director was “burning with excitement” over new projects just two weeks before killing himself. “We had a meeting just two weeks ago and he was burning with the excitement of creating stuff,” said Tom Rothman, chairman of 20th Century Fox.

The revelation deepened the mystery behind the suicide as it emerged that just two days before Scott leaped to his death he met Tom Cruise to discuss a sequel to their 1986 cult classic film “Top Gun.”

British-born director Scott was respected and loved in the film and television industry, having movies such as "Days of Thunder" and "Crimson Tide" to his credit. The sudden death shook Hollywood as the successful director was apparently living the dream with his model-actress wife and their two young twin sons.

Cruise, who propelled to fame with “Top Gun,” was reportedly devastated to hear the news of Scott’s death. “Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him ... My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time,” he said.

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Tony Scott committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles, California on Aug. 19, 2012. Image: Reuters
Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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