Tony Scott Death Ruled a Suicide

by 4:14 PM PDT, October 22, 2012
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The L.A. County Coroner has released the final cause of death for Top Gun director Tony Scott, who jumped from a Los Angeles bridge in late August, officially calling the manner of death a suicide.

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The Department of Coroner conducted an autopsy on the body of Anthony David Scott, age 68, on August 20, and the final cause of death has been determined to be multiple blunt force injuries, with drowning listed as one other significant condition. The toxicology reports a "therapeutic level of Mirtazipine (Remeron) which is an anti-depressant and zopiclone (Lunesta), a sleep-aid."

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The director of such hits as Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide and Enemy of the State was the brother of filmmaker Ridley Scott and is survived by his wife Donna and two children. He reportedly left notes on his car and in his office before he jumped to his death from The Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA.