Aug 20, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
In 2007 Tony Scott acquired the rights to my life story. I spent most of 2007 working (on separate projects) with Andrew Breitbart and Tony Scott. WTF 2012? Both were two of the most energetic, positive and upbeat family men I knew. Tony gave me one of my favorite possessions, a stunning, signed photo book about Hunter Thompson, who he said I reminded him of, that sits on my coffee table to this day. We drove each other crazy, had more than one fight and make-up meeting, but he was one of the warmest human beings I knew, and a true visionary. When fighting, he used to insist I was the crazy one, not him, and few would dispute that, and at the time, he was probably right. Thanks for everything, Tony, I learned a lot from you, and you and Andrew were the first two people really “there” for me when I returned. RIP gents, onward…
Excerpted from TMZ: Tony Scott did NOT have inoperable brain cancer, or for that matter brain cancer at all … this according to Scott’s family.
TMZ has learned … Scott’s wife told investigators the rumor that Tony had inoperable brain cancer is “absolutely false.”
Although the autopsy results have been deferred pending more tests, our sources say there is no evidence of brain cancer.
What’s more … we’re told Scott’s wife says Tony did not have any other severe medical issues that would have caused him to take his own life.
Excertped from Deadline Hollywood: Meanwhile, Lt Fred Corral with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office tells Deadline that an autopsy was completed today on the 68-year-old Scott, but the cause of death was deferred pending toxicological and other tests. The results will take 4 to 8 weeks. The Coroner’s Office Craig Harvey also tells Deadline that his office is in possession of “part of a suicide note” found in Scott’s black Prius car found at the scene of the suicide. Harvey says “multiple” notes were found.The contents have not been made public. Harvey also said the Coroner’s Office will not be releasing any of that information at this time.
Excerpted from TMZ: Tony Scott was no stranger to the area where he committed suicide … in fact, the “Top Gun” director conducted a photo shoot near the Vincent Thomas Bridge exactly TWO YEARS before his death.
TMZ obtained a photo of Tony — along with four other men — checking out some railroad tracks in San Pedro, CA on August 19, 2010 … with the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the background.
During the shoot, Tony was sporting the same pair of red shorts he was wearing when authorities discovered his body on August 19, 2012.