Tony Scott’s Death Still A Riddle After Autopsy Report
The official autopsy report on director Tony Scott, who fell to his death by jumping off a bridge near the Port of Los Angeles this summer, sheds no light on why the successful entertainment figure killed himself, reports the L.A. Times.
The coroner’s office officially ruled that the 68-year-old’s death was caused by multiple blunt force trauma caused by a high dive into the water below the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.
Scott’s surprising actions caused many at the time of his death to speculate that he had been in failing health or had recently gotten a diagnosis of a terminal illness, prompting his suicide. But the coroner could find no evidence of cancer, tumor or other medical condition that would have spurred the popular director to end his life.
The autopsy report does indicate, however, that Scott had traces of an anti-depressant drug and a pharmaceutical sleep aid in his system at the time of his death. But the reason Tony Scott jumped to his death remains a mystery.