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Director Tony Scott appears in this undated file photo. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Tony Scott death: 'Top Gun' director's suicide note does not reveal motive

08/24/2012 by Corinne Heller

"Top Gun" director Tony Scott left a suicide note and several letters to his loved ones before he jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday, but they do not appear to offer any clues about why he did it, a report says.

While an autopsy of the 68-year-old's body was performed on Monday, his death is still under investigation and the results of toxicology and other reports could take weeks to be published. In the notes and letters he left behind, Scott did not explain why he jumped from the bridge or cite any health problems, according to the Los Angeles Times, which carried the report on Friday, August 24.

Scott left behind a wife and twin sons. His funeral is planned for Saturday. He has already been mourned publicly by scores of people in the Hollywood community, including the 1986 movie's stars, Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, as well as fellow director Ron Howard.

In addition to "Top Gun," one of them most popular films of all time, the British-born director also directed other Hollywood blockbusters like "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II." He also produced "Prometheus" and "The A-Team," among numerous other films.

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