Coroner's Office Defers Ruling on Tony Scott's Death

Scott, director of "Top Gun" and "Man on Fire" died Sunday at 68

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has deferred making a ruling on what killed director Tony Scott, according to Lt. Fred Corral of the coroner's investigative division.

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The coroner conducted an autopsy Monday afternoon, but according to Corral the office will not say anything about what caused Scott’s death for at least eight to ten weeks. They will conduct further tests, including a toxicology examination.

Scott, director of films such as “Top Gun” and “True Romance,” died Sunday at the age of 68. Initials reports suggested suicide, as a man was seen climbing a fence on the south side of the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach. He then jumped in, prompting a 911 call. The U.S. Goast Guard found Scott’s body in the Los Angeles Harbor and his publicist confirmed his death Sunday evening.

A note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which remained parked on the bridge. According to the Los Angeles Times, a note was also found in his office.

Corral would not speak to the contents of the said notes.