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Reason for Tony Scott's suicide remains uncertain

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

The investigation into the suicide of 68-year-old director Tony Scott will continue for several weeks, authorities have stated.

Coroner Chief Craig Harvey informed People that at the moment they do not have any insight “at this time” as to why Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas bridge in Los Angeles to his death. Monday, Scott’s wife informed that her husband did not have an inoperable brain tumor, the rumor of which had fueled speculations that that was the reason he ended his life.

The Los Angeles City Coroner’s office has not, however, ruled out medical issues as a reason for his suicide, People reports. Scott left a series of suicide notes; one in his car and one at his office. According to the report, he left instructions for his family and friends.

Thus far, a handful of eye-witnesses have come forward, describing what they saw to L.A. Times. David Silva, a witness, describes, “He was on the roadway close to the fence looking around. He was looking around and fumbling with something at his feet. He looked nervous.…I thought it was some extreme-sports guy."

Silva continues that Scott “paused a couple of seconds and then began to climb the fence. He put his foot on the top of the fence and paused again. And then he threw himself off. I immediately thought, that guy is dead." Silva proceeded to call 911.

Several other motorists have come forward and admitted to seeing Scott, saying they too thought he was an “extreme sports guy” but noticed he didn’t have a parachute or a cord until it was too late.

Scott is survived by his wife and twin sons.

 
 

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