By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 21, 2012 10:15 AM EDT
On Monday, it had been reported by ABC's "Good Morning America" that highly-acclaimed filmmaker Tony Scott leaped to his death off of the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday due to the fact that he had "inoperable brain cancer."
However, the family of the late "Top Gun" director has come forward to say that those respective claims by the network were indeed false, according to the Huffington Post.
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"The family told us it is incorrect that he has inoperable brain cancer," stated Los Angeles chief coroner Craig Harvey.
Right before his death, motorists allegedly had assumed that Scott was attempting an extreme-sports stunt. That was until they realized that he was not attached to a parachute or safety harness, stated the LA Times.
One of the witnesses David Silva, had claimed to be parked on the north side of the bridge while Scott's Toyota Prius was on the south side at the time of the suicide.
According to the publication, Silva had described Scott's very last moments alive at the site of the incident.
"He was on the roadway close to the fence looking around. He was looking around and fumbling with something at his feet. He looked nervous. I thought it was some extreme-sports guy," stated Silva.
"He put his foot on the top of the fence and paused again. And then he threw himself off. I immediately thought, that guy is dead," he continued.
An autopsy is currently being conducted and will look to detail the death of the filmmaker.
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