Reports of Brain Cancer Denied by Tony Scott's Family

Coroner hasn't had time to come to a conclusion


The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it has not determined whether director Tony Scott had any health problems before he jumped off a San Pedro bridge Sunday and said family members have denied media reports that he was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.

The "Top Gun" director jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday in what is being investigated as a suicide. As in many cases, the coroner said it would not have a final cause of death until toxicology and other tests are back in several weeks.

The autopsy will look at any major health issues Scott had.

But Craig Harvey, a chief for the coroner's office, said Scott's family denied media reports about brain cancer.