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Tony Scott

Cause Of Death

Not Officially Suicide ... Yet

8/31/2012 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Although it seems pretty obvious... authorities are hesitant to call Tony Scott's death a "suicide" ...  at least while they wait for toxicology and other test results -- this according to the "Top Gun" director's death certificate.

The document -- obtained by TMZ -- lists the director's immediate cause of death as "deferred." The manner of death is listed as "pending investigation." The doc also states that an autopsy has been performed.

As for the location of death, the certificate states, "Under Vincent Thomas Bridge."

The cert describes Scott as a film director who has worked in the movie industry for 43 years.

Tony's official cause of death is expected within the next few weeks.

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1.

Gabby Mason    

Just sad.

781 days ago
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Majestik    

Right, he was just up on the Bridge doing a Reality T.V. show segment for the flying Wallendas when the stunt went horribly wrong. Right, and that SUICIDE note, that was planted there by the producers of the show not knowing Tony would actually die. (Rolls eyes)

781 days ago
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Mary Ann McQueen    

When is jumping off a bridge NOT suicide? This is why I still wonder about what really killed Sage Stallone. Not so much truth in Hollywood...

781 days ago
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Alessa    

It was an accident so the family can claim any life insurance he had right? U_u

781 days ago
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Samantha    

this is why I think even the Coroner can be PAID off. Life Insurance DOES NOT pay out on suicides or stupidity. When Lilo Lohan dies due to a binder of cocaine and booze her death will be listed as "pulmonary disease"

781 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Where's the video those at the bottom took? Where's the video from the bridge?

781 days ago
7.

The Real Victim    

Sleepwalking...


but in this case Sleepjumping

781 days ago
8.

Memeeh    

This is standard procedure.

781 days ago
9.

ray    

official COD,,,SUDDEN STOP

781 days ago
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christy    

@5 I agree with you! It has to do with life insurance claim! No insurance co pays out for loss of life due to suicide. I don't know how they can get around this! It's so sad, especially for those kids!

781 days ago
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jen    

This is standard procedure as someone mentioned , nothing out of the ordinary it will be investigated like every other case and once the investigation is done it will be confirmed

781 days ago
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Spicy mag    

His family doesn't need any insurance money. He was an a list director and producer. He was loaded.

780 days ago
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Salim Koparest    

He got escopolomined.......but it won't be revealed thru the autopsy.

778 days ago
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Salim Koparest    

He got escopolomined.......but it won't be revealed thru the autopsy.

778 days ago
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jack English    

I WORKED WITH TONY, ON "BEV HILLS COP, PT 2"..AS A "LOCATION MGR"..GREAT GUY.......JACKR. ENGLISH IMDB..WEST HOLLYWOOD

775 days ago
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