The family of famed Hollywood movie director Tony Scott is challenging reports that he killed himself because he was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said, "According to the family there was no mentions of brain cancer or tumors, or anything like that."
The 68-year-old director of classic action movies climbed a safety fence on a Los Angeles bridge before leaping 185 feet to his death Sunday in front of dozens of onlookers. Some were taking photographs and shooting video as he jumped and have been reportedly offering to sell them to news organizations.
An eyewitness said, "He put his foot on the top of the fence and paused...and then he threw himself off."
Scott used the stark industrial landscape surrounding the bridge in his last movie, Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington.