UPDATE 9:28PM EST Monday, August 20, 2012
TMZ exclusively reports that Tony Scott did not have inoperable brain cancer, as it was reported earlier. Tony's wife told investigators that the rumor is "completely false."
UPDATE 1:20PM EST Monday, August 20, 2012
More details have emerged in the death of Tony Scott.
Police found a list of names and phone numbers in Tony Scott's car after he committed suicide ... names of people the famous director wanted to posthumously inform he killed himself.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... investigators have characterized the note as a "contact list." Our sources say it's clear ... the list was left by Scott so certain people would quickly know he jumped to his death.
A second note -- a suicide note -- was found in Scott's office.
Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Crimson Tide, knew he suffered from inoperable brain cancer when the award-winning director jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles yesterday.
According to ABC News, a source said that Scott was suffering from brain cancer at the time of his suicide, which may have caused him to take his own life Sunday evening.
As reported by ABC News:
Police said they received a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. that an individual had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The body was recovered around 3 p.m., when it was identified by authorities as Scott, according to Lt. Joseph Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today.
The Coroner's Office found several notes to loved ones in Scott's car, a spokesman told The Associated Press. A suicide note was later found at his office.
Scott is survived by his wife, Donna, and their twin sons. He was 68.
SOURCE: ABC News