Sources: Top Gun director Tony Scott had brain cancer

A source close to movie director Tony Scott, who jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday, tells ABC News that the 68-year-old had inoperable brain cancer. Officials found notes to loved ones in Scott's car, and later a suicide note was located in his office. Scott was the younger brother of director and producer Ridley Scott, and himself directed films such as Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and Crimson Tide. Friends of the younger Scott told the New York Post that he had recently undergone hip surgery, but they say they feared his suicide was prompted by a recurrence of his brain cancer. 

Update: Scott's family members insist that reports of brain cancer are false. Toxicology tests will take six to eight weeks to complete.



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