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Tony Scott's Family Say He Did Not Have Inoperable Brain Cancer

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Aug. 21 2012, Published 4:15 a.m. ET

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On August 19, famed director Tony Scott committed suicide by leaping to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Los Angeles Harbor around 12:30 p.m. Reports surfaced the following day stating the 68-year-old had terminal brain cancer, which fueled speculation that could have been the reason Scott ended his life.

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However, LA Coroner Chief Craig Harvey says his family is disputing that claim.

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"According to family spokespersons, the information concerning brain cancer or an inoperable brain tumor in Mr. Scott is incorrect," he says.

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As of now, the coroner has not released details regarding Scott's medical condition.

The British-born filmmaker is known for Hollywood blockbuster hits such as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, and the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. He also served as an executive producer on CBS' The Good Wife.

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He is survived by his wife Donna Scott, their young twin boys and his brother Ridley Scott, who directed Alien and Gladiator.

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