23/10/2012 06:12 BST | Updated 23/12/2012 05:12 GMT

Tony Scott Death, Top Gun Director Had Sleeping Pills And Anti-Depressants In His System

British film director Tony Scott had sleeping pill and anti-depressants in his system when he leapt to his death from a bridge, a coroner has announced.

The director of Top Gun and True Romance jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro in August.

On Tuesday the LA County Coroner's office released toxicology tests showing the 68-year-old had Lunesta and Mirtazapine his system when he died, TMZ reported.

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Tony Scott died in August

The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries and drowning.

Scott originally from North Shields, was best known for Hollywood blockbusters Top Gun, Days Of Thunder and Beverley Hills Cop II. He recently announced plans for a sequel to the Air Force movie. He was the younger brother of film-maker Ridley Scott.

Investigators found a note in Scott's car, which was parked on the bridge, with contact information included. A suicide note was later found at his office.

Scott was cremated and family announced that they have created a memorial scholarship at the American Film Institute to help future filmmakers and honour his creative legacy.

The last film Scott directed was 2010's Unstoppable.

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