Tony Scott died of multiple blunt-force injuries after jumping to his death from Los Angeles Harbor’s Vincent Thomas Bridge, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
The coroner's office also considered drowning as a factor in Scott’s death, and will release a final report within a couple of weeks.
Scott, 68, the director of “Top Gun” and “Man on Fire,” committed suicide in August, shocking the Hollywood community. Witnesses saw him leap off the Vincent Thomas Bridge connecting San Pedro and Long Beach. His Toyota Prius was parked nearby on the bridge.
There was speculation after Scott's death that he had been diagnosed with some kind of illness. That speculation was denied by his family and the preliminary coroner’s report made no mention of any illness. The autopsy also found a pair of drugs in the director’s system — the sleep aid Lunestra and the anti-depressant Mirtazipine — but only “therapeutic” levels of them.
At the time of his death, Scott was as active as ever making films either on his own or with his brother Ridley Scott, with whom he ran Scott Free Productions.