The autopsy report for Hollywood director Tony Scott’s suicide was released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office yesterday, providing some information that may help identify why the filmmaker/producer took his own life by jumping off the Vincent Thomas bridge on August 19, 2012.
The report confirmed that the official cause of death was suicide by several critical blunt-force injuries and drowning. The report also showed that the 68-year-old was taking an anti-depressant called mirtazapine and sleeping pills called Lunesta at the time of his death. Side effects of both include extreme mood changes, fatigue, and malaise.
Many news outlets, including First to Know, were under the assumption that Scott committed suicide because he was diagnosed with brain cancer. That myth was later debunked, as it was reported that the filmmaker did not actually have brain cancer.