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Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:26pm EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The suicide note left by film director Tony Scott contained no mentions of why the "Top Gun" maker would take his own life, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing law enforcement sources probing the death that has baffled Hollywood.
The note, along with other letters Scott left behind before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge earlier this week, did not mention health problems and authorities told the LA Times they may never be able to determine a reason Scott took his own life.
Scott, 68, the brother of Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott, had recently completed a film and seemed to be in good health when he parked his car on a suspension bridge over Los Angeles harbor, climbed a fence to get to the edge and leapt off, plunging nearly 200 feet (61 meters) to the water below.
Reports surfaced that he might have had brain cancer, but Los Angeles County coroners determined those reports were wrong. An autopsy was performed and a final cause of death may not come for weeks, pending toxicology and other tests results.
Until then, the reason behind his suicide continues to be a mystery in the movie and television industry where Scott enjoyed a good reputation, having produced TV shows and made movies such as "Days of Thunder" and "Crimson Tide."
Scott's body is expected to be buried at a private family funeral on Saturday.
(Reporting By Zorianna Kit; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Leslie Gevirtz)
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