Contrary to wide reports, director Tony Scott did not have an inoperable brain tumor when he jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday.

"The family told us that there was no truth to the story," Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey said in a statement, as excerpted on The Daily Beast.

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An autopsy was completed on 68-year-old Scott -- whose film credits included Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II and the Taking of Pelham 123 -- on Monday, with toxicology and other test results still pending.

"Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him," Tom Cruise -- whom Scott, 68, directed in the lead role of 1986's Top Gun and in 1990's Days of Thunder -- told Us Weekly in a statement Monday. "He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."

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The younger brother of fellow Hollywood director Ridley Scott, Tony leaves behind his wife, actress Donna Wilson, and two young sons.

He reportedly left behind a suicide note on Sunday, but its contents have yet to be revealed publicly.

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