Coroner: Tony Scott Had No Serious Medical Condition
Tony Scott (The Los Angeles Times)
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The coroner's report cites the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and evidence of drowning after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro in August.
A therapeutic level of Mirtazipine (Remeron), which is an anti-depressant, and zopiclone (Lunesta), a sleep-aid, were found in the 68-year old filmmaker's system.
Chief coroner's investigator Craig Harvey said investigators found no pre-existing medical conditions in Scott, including cancer, based on both the autopsy and medical records.
Several witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, around 12:30 p.m.
Then he scaled an 18-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said.
Scott wrote two notes before his death, including a message left in his Los Angeles office that was apparently for family members, a coroner's official said.
The second note, detailing contact information for authorities investigating his death, was found in his car.
Scott was married three times and had twin sons with his third wife, actress and model Donna Wilson.
Scott's directing credits include "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder," "Crimson Tide," "Man on Fire" and "Enemy of the State."
The last film he directed was "Unstoppable," a 2010 thriller about a runaway freight train.
His career in television included executive producing the series "The Good Wife" and "Numb3rs," both on CBS.
Scott also produced a number of blockbuster movies, most recently "Prometheus," directed by his brother Ridley Scott, and "The A-Team."
At the time of his death, he had recently completed filming on "Out of the Furnace," a drama he was producing about an ex-con starring Christian Bale. The movie is set to come out next year.
With his brother, Ridley, Scott was the executive producer of "Coma," a television miniseries that aired on the A&E network in early September.
Scott was also preparing to produce a science-fiction drama called "Ion" and had served as executive producer on "Stoker," set to come out next March.
He is survived by his wife, actress Donna Scott, and two sons.