Tony Scott autopsy results weeks away

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ANTHONY McCARTNEY
AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's officials say it will be a month or more before they determine an official cause of death for "Top Gun" director Tony Scott.

The office is treating the 68-year-old's death as a probable suicide, but spokesman Craig Harvey says doctors must review toxicology tests and tissue samples.

Scott died after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor on Sunday afternoon. The director of action flicks such as "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "Days of Thunder" left behind notes to loved ones in his car and another location.

An autopsy was performed on the British-born director's body Monday. It is typical for autopsy results to take a month to six weeks or longer to allow for additional testing.

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