Tony Scott's Family: He Didn't Have Brain Cancer
Tony Scott Suicide: Conflicting Reports on Brain Cancer
Shortly after the tragic news of Tony Scott's death by suicide, came reports that the director had been suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
His family, however, says that he wasn't sick.
An autopsy was conducted on Scott, who jumped from a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday, though toxicology and other tests will need to be completed before the final cause of death is determined.
That's still several weeks away, according to the Los Angeles Coroner's office.
Initial reports that Scott had a brain tumor have since been questioned, as Craig Harvey, chief for the coroner's office, told the Los Angeles Times, "The family told us it is incorrect that he has inoperable brain cancer."
Scott's wife, Donna, similarly told TMZ that the reports of brain cancer are "absolutely false," and that he did not have any medical issues.
The New York Post reports, however, that a source close to Scott said, "He has been suffering from cancer and he had a relapse."
Still another source noted, "He had been in the hospital earlier this summer, in the past few months, and he had been recuperating. The official story was it was a hip operation, but people suspected he underwent another cancer operation."
Another source told the Post, "He did have cancer, and for a while, he was cancer-free."
Of course, the family is asking for privacy at this sad time, but no doubt rumors will continue until the final autopsy report is revealed.