As we wait patiently for the results of the autopsy, facts are getting scrambled.
Though it was previously reported that action director Tony Scott was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer prior to his tragic suicide, those rumors are not panning out. Sources close to the director say that this is simply not true.
Los Angeles Coroner Chief Craig Harvey told People magazine that Scott likely did not have cancer.
“According to family spokespersons, the information concerning brain cancer or an inoperable brain tumor in Mr. Scott is incorrect," he said.
TMZ confirms the report… According to the source, Scott’s wife, Donna Wilson, told authorities that the rumors that Tony was suffering from incurable brain cancer were “absolutely false.”
The initial report came to ABC news, when an unidentified source told the outlet that he was, in fact, suffering from the cancer.
The Coroner’s office has yet to release any information as to the findings of an autopsy that was administered to Scott’s body on Monday. According to TMZ, those results have been deferred pending more tests to be administered.
TMZ also points out that – according to their sources – the director was likely not suffering from any other life-threatening medical issues.
To make matters even more eerie, a video of Tony’s apparent suicide is reportedly being shopped around news outlets…
Rather than reaching for the man that was about to plummet to his death, several witnesses reached for their cell phones and caught Scott as he crouched and jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro.
As Hollyscoop previously reported, Scott seeminly took his own life on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. by jumping from the bridge. His body was recovered hours later and a suicide note was later discovered in his office.
Since the death, stars that worked with Scott and those affected by his work have spoken out with their regrets at hearing the news. Tom Cruise, who appeared as Maverick in Scott’s iconic and Oscar-winning 1986 film Top Gun, published the following statement:
“Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time.”