Coroner: Tony Scott's notes didn't say reason for death

Director Tony Scott speaks onstage before the screening of "Top Gun" during AFI & Walt Disney Pictures' "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer" on May 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for AFI

Tony Scott speaks onstage before the screening of "Top Gun" during AFI & Walt Disney Pictures' "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer" on May 17, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) Notes left behind by "Top Gun" director Tony Scott did not give a motive for why he would kill himself, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter also said Friday the notes didn't mention any health issues.

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One of the notes left in Scott's car was a list of emergency contact numbers and another included messages to friends and loved ones, Winter added.

The 68-year-old Scott died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge into Los Angeles Harbor.

An autopsy was performed on the British-born director's body Monday, but it will be a month or more before an official cause of death is determined.

Coroner's officials are treating Scott's death as a probable suicide.

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The filmmaker's family released a statement to Deadline on Wednesday, saying, "Tony Scott will be honored at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles. The family will announce plans after Labor Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalized."

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