Director Tony Scott had antidepressant, but no cancer in system: Coroner

Director Tony Scott arrives at premiere of "Unstoppable" in Los Angeles on Oct. 26, 2010. He directed "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," among others films. Getty Images

An autopsy report on the death of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott lists his death as a suicide and says the cause was multiple blunt force injuries suffered from jumping off a bridge into Los Angeles Harbor.

Despite early reports, Scott wasn't suffering from a brain tumor. At the time, his family denied the reports, and chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey told The Los Angeles Times this week, "There was no evidence of neoplasia -- cancer -- identified."

The report released Monday by the Los Angeles County coroner says Scott also drowned, and had in his system therapeutic levels of the anti-depressant Remeron and the sleep aid Lunesta.

No surprises appeared in the autopsy results on Scott, who leapt from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on August 19 and whose death was presumed a probable suicide from the outset.

The coroner's office said previously that Scott left notes behind in his car including messages to friends and loved ones, but none gave a reason why he would kill himself.

  • CBS News Staff

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