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Ridley Scott

Jets to L.A. after

Brother's Suicide

8/20/2012 9:00 AM PDT UPDATED: 8/20/2012 4:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0820_ridley_scott_WENNRidley Scott was at Heathrow Airport in London this morning ... reportedly boarding a plane bound for L.A. ... where his younger brother Tony committed suicide yesterday.

Ridley and Tony were close -- co-producing several projects together including the CBS show "The Good Wife" and an upcoming A&E miniseries "Coma."

Tony died yesterday after jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, CA. Officials say Tony left multiple notes to loved ones. The notes were found in his car and another location.

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9:07 AM PT -- ABC News is reporting that Tony had been suffering from inoperable brain cancer before his death.

4:45 PM PT -- The ABC News report is false. According to Scott's family, Tony did NOT have brain cancer.

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