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

Tony Scott reportedly laid to rest at private funeral

08/25/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Tony Scott, the famed director who committed suicide on August 19, was reportedly laid to rest at a private service on August 24.

The director's older brother Ridley Scott, also an acclaimed director, and family paid their last respects to Tony Scott during the service, which was held in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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 Vincent Thomas Bridge, which links San Pedro with Terminal Island.

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.

An autopsy on Scott's body was performed on August 20 but his death is still under investigation and results of the toxicology report could take weeks.

Scott left behind a wife and twin sons. Several people in the Hollywood community mourned the director including "Top Gun" actors Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer and fellow director Ron Howard.

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.

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