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Tony Scott autopsy complete, possible health issues investigated

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Director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "Unstoppable" at Regency Village Theater on October 26, 2010 in Westwood, California.

The L.A. Coroner's office confirmed with KPCC that the autopsy of famed director Tony Scott was completed on Monday. The results have not yet been released. 

If relevant to the investigation, the coroner's office would try to determine if any serious health problem existed. 

Coroner's office watch command told KPCC's Brian Watt that pathologists will update the system with information when available. At that point, a cause of death will be listed, or there will be indication of a further investigation. 

ABC News reported earlier Monday that Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer, citing an unnamed source close to the late director. 

The L.A. Times reported that a serious health problem was being investigated, according to L.A. County Coroner's officials.

The newspaper reported late Monday that law enforcement officials, citing Scott's family, denied that the director had brain cancer.

Scott, who jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas bridge over L.A. harbor on Sunday afternoon, was known for his work on "Top Gun," "True Romance", "Days of Thunder" and "Crimson Tide." The 68-year-old ran Scott Free productions, with offices in Los Angeles and London, with his brother Ridley Scott.

Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, said Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale. L.A. Coroner's Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said investigators located several notes to loved ones left in his car and at another location.

 

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