24 Oct 2012

Coroner confirms director's death as suicide

9:33 pm on 24 October 2012

A Los Angeles Coroner has confirmed that film director Tony Scott committed suicide by jumping from a bridge in the city two months ago.

However, the findings shed no light on why he took his own life on 19 August.

Scott, most famous for directing the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun did not have any serious illnesses, the BBC reports.

Initial reports after his death suggested that he had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, but his widow Donna Wilson says that is false.