ABC News and People are reporting that director Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer when he committed suicide yesterday by jumping off a bridge in Long Beach.
Witnesses told authorities that at around 12:35 p.m., (Scott) left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, scaled an 8- to 10-ft.-high fence and then leapt without hesitation.
According to Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County “The autopsy is scheduled for this morning. We might (see a brain issue), but we don’t have anything medically confirmed at this time.” Another coroner source said Scott left several notes to loved ones in his car and at a second location.
The British-born director was survived by his third wife, Donna Wilson Scott, and their twin sons. His famous brother, director Ridley Scott, was at Heathrow Airport in London Monday morning, reportedly boarding a plane for Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com.