Tony Scott autopsy shows anti-depressant and sleep aid in system
Tony Scott, the famed director who committed suicide on August 19, had anti-depressants and a sleep aid in his system when he died.
The results of Scott's autopsy, which were released on October 22, show that he died of multiple blunt force injuries, suffered after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor.
The Los Angeles County coroner said that Scott also drowned and had in his system "therapeutic levels" of the anti-depressant medication Remeron and the sleep aid Lunesta, according to the Associated Press.
Tony Scott, who was known for directing films like "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died at the age of 68 after jumping from the bridge, which links San Pedro with Terminal Island.
The director's older brother Ridley Scott, also an acclaimed director, and family paid their last respects to Tony Scott during a private service, which was held in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It was reported on Friday, August 24, that he left a suicide note and several letters to loved ones before his death. The notes however, do not appear to offer any clues about why he committed suicide.
The British-born director also directed other films like "Days of Thunder" and "Tue Romance." He also produced "Prometheus" and "The A-Team," among numerous other films.