Tony Scott Did Not Have Brain Cancer According to Wife

A new report from the acclaimed director’s wife reveals that the claims are completely false, although the autopsy results have been deferred to run more tests.

Tony Scott did not have cancer before committing suicide
Tony Scott did not have cancer before committing suicide
Earlier today, we reported that director Tony Scott was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer before he committed suicide on Sunday afternoon. Now we have a report that the director's wife, Donna W. Scott, told investigators those claims are, "absolutely false."

An autopsy was performed on the late filmmaker earlier today, although the results have been deferred so more tests could be performed. Donna W. Scott also said that her husband did not suffer from any other severe medical ailments.

Tony Scott passed away yesterday after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. He was 68 years old at the time of his death. We'll keep you posted as soon as the autopsy results are revealed.

More on this as the story develops.

Sources: TMZ

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Comments (35)

  1. CelluloidDreams

    ...still sad that he commited suicide ..! A sad end from a remarkable man with a "HUGE" illustrious body of films.!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. thedude-abides

    @slysnide Agreed. Best we hold off any further speculation until all the facts are out.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag


    @jayaottley Its very sad...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. Jay.A.Ottley

    @mcleve02 Well Ridley cancelled his current shooting in London for, The Counseler for an entire week gave Fassbender & Pitt the week off same with the entire cast and crew and caught the next plane to L.A

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag


    I do wonder what Ridley has to say on all this...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. SoksoV

    Who's telling the truth and who's telling lies?! What's up with that??

    3 years agoby @SoksoVFlag

  7. Vanboy

    It will be very interesting to hear the news of the autopsy to find out who really has the egg on their face. Something made him jump off of that bridge. We wasn't researching ideas for a character, I think everyone can agree.

    3 years agoby @vanboyFlag


    If people lied about that to somehow make his death seem more meaniful, that is some bullsh*t... What they hell is going on with people these... death is death... either way it is very sad that he is gone! Stop making this a damn soap opera... people are already upset enough over his passing... May you Rest In Peace!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. Basquat

    Well wheter he had braincancer or not, unfortunately he's still dead. Best action film director ever. Still waiting for a sequel to last boyscout

    3 years agoby @basquatFlag

  10. Jay.A.Ottley

    I mean to be honest, I'm actually still in shock, that Tony is gone. He was a great man, mentor, director, film maker and an ambassador of UK Film & the BFI.

    While many of you may deem his act of suicide as a selfish act, and yes it is a selfish act. But Tony lived by the simple law and this was that
    "Your mind and your vision is your everything, and well if you don't have that... What do you have?"

    If he did have inoperable brain cancer in the end of the day, that simple quote from the man himself, sums up the reason why he did such a selfless act, to avoid not only the suffering of himself but those around him.

    Tony was a great man and a grand friend and an excellent ambassador and he shall be missed in a day that is a tragedy not only for Hollywood but also for UK Film and Shepperton Studios

    R.I.P Tony

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  11. Jay.A.Ottley

    @superman81 While I agree that the news article shouldn't have been posted. But after all it is film related news and Movieweb is a media based news site particularly for film.

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  12. Nicholaus XX

    @the-movieghost -- If that's the case, I'm inclined to agree.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams


    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. hellraiser

    @superman81 movieweb did what they were supposed to do. Post the news. Every site on the planet posted the brain tumor story. Look around.

    3 years agoby @hellraiserFlag

  15. Superman81

    I dont think it is right that anyone speculate why he did what he did. the man was a father, a husband, a brother, a son, and a great director. Moviweb never should have posted that article about him having brain cancer until all the facts came out. no matter what the cause or reason, it is a very tragic event.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  16. hellraiser

    "the best often die by their own hand
    just to get away,
    and those left behind
    can never quite understand
    why anybody would ever want to get away from them"

    - Charles Bukowski

    3 years agoby @hellraiserFlag

  17. CBF

    Very bizarre indeed.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  18. JasonKat

    Yea just wait for those dumb ass mags they always put on racks in the checkout lanes at walmart. i can see it already the headline "THE REAL REASON SCOTT KILLED HIMSELF, HIS WIFE CHEATED" blah blah blah.
    This man was a masterpiece at movie making and should get a life achievement award If he doesnt already have1, nows the time to give him 1 unlike other actors who have died and didnt win crap. yet their films made millions. dark knight, any1?.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Rest easy old man

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    Some media are backing off about the brain cancer story, after Donna Scott said Tony did not have cancer, check her out here

    3 years agoby @MIRIAM-VALLEFlag

  21. TheDude1

    @slysnide Where did you hear that from? Didn't hear anything about that yet.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  22. slysnide

    I heard tonight that it was a relapse. The truth will come out soon enough.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  23. the MovieGhost

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I didn't mean to say that I advocate suicide when all things look bleak. Suicide is what you and @cupid said it was; selfish and stupid. I meant that each person is entitled to go out how they so choose.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  24. Nicholaus XX

    @cupid -- Finally, someone with some sense. Needless to say, I agree.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  25. CUPID

    Keeping something like that from your wife, then killing yourself is just selfish and stupid.

    I still think that suicide note holes the true.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  26. ejk1

    @thedude1 News reports say 185. Assuming from floor to ceiling is 10 feet, Scott jumped off what amounts to an 18-19 story building.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. TheDude1

    @felipe-11 I believe he fell just over 150 feet

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  28. Replicant

    On another note, is the Vicent Thomas bridge really that high? I've never seen it in person, but from pictures and movies it doesn't look high enough to commit suicide... granted, the man was 68, but still...

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  29. ejk1

    @thedude1@brian She should check out his calendar over the past month. Did he meet with doctors? Family lawyers? Was he around the family more? If so, these could be hints to her that someone was going on with her husband.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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