An autopsy was performed today on the body of famed British director Tony Scott, who plunged to his death from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Although his death is widely believed to have been a suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said the cause of death has been deferred until toxicology tests are completed, which could take up to six or eight weeks.
“The cause of death has been deferred pending the receipt of additional test results that have been requested by the Deputy Medical Examiner,” said Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey in a statement.
Scott, 68, left a letter with contact numbers in his black Toyota Prius and a detailed suicide note in his Los Angeles office that was discovered by his friends, according to the coroner’s office. “His friends found a note in his office and we found a note with names and contact numbers in his vehicle,” said Ed Winter, a deputy chief coroner. The content of the suicide note has not yet been released.
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