The mystery surrounding the death of Top Gun and True Romance director Tony Scott, who jumped to his death from a Los Angeles Bridge on Sunday night, has deepened, with Scott's wife claiming she knows nothing about reports that he had unoperable brain cancer.
Actress Donna Wilson, has told police that her husband and the father of their twin boys, did not have any major health problems, following a report from ABC news that a source "close to the family" had suggested that was the reason for Scott's suicide.
A post-mortem examination has been conducted, but findings from the examination were not released, pending toxicology tests that could take several weeks.
Scott, famed for other films including Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide and Enemy of the State, died on Sunday after plunging almost 200 feet from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, in the city's south.
Witnesses reported seeing the father-of-two calmly parking his black Toyota Prius near the bridge and leaping off "without hesitation".
Sixty-eight-year-old Scott, who is the younger brother of director Ridley Scott and is originally from North Shields, allegedy left a note but its contents have not been released.
Scott will be remebered for a slew of iconic films, including the 1980s Tom Cruise classic Top Gun, the Quentin Tarantino-penned True Romance and several Denzel Washington movies including Crimson Tide.
Several Hollywood stars have already taken to Twitter to comment on the tragedy, including director Ron Howard, who said: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Scott, who lived in Beverly Hills, is survived by his wife and two sons.
If you would like to watch some of the films of Tony Scott, Crimson Tide, Unstoppable and Déjà Vu are all currently available on demand with Sky Go and aew on SM Crime & Thriller/HD on Friday 24 August at the following times:
7pm Crimson Tide
10.45pm Déjà Vu
You can see a gallery of Tony Scott's films here.