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Tony Scott: Notes offer no motive for director's suicide


British director Tony Scott arriving with his family on the red carpet for the premiere of the film 'Unstoppable' at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on October 26, 2010.



The reason Tony Scott took his own life may never be known.

Notes left behind by the 68-year-old film director, who died last Sunday after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge into Los Angeles Harbor, offered no motive, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

Nor did the messages mention any health problems, the Associated Press reported, citing the coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter.

An autopsy was performed on Monday and a private memorial service will be held for Scott on Saturday, the LA Times said.

Initial media reports said the director of “Top Gun” had committed suicide after learning he had inoperable brain cancer.

But the British-born director's wife, Donna, reportedly told investigators rumors of her husband having brain cancer were "absolutely false.”

Hollywood actors who worked with Scott, the brother of Ridley, have paid tribute to the director.

Tom Cruise, who starred in the 1986 smash hit "Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder," described Scott as a "creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable".

Denzel Washington, who appeared in several of Scott's films, including "Man On Fire," wrote Scott was a “great director” and had a “tremendous passion for life and for the art of film-making.”

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