A preliminary autopsy report released today by the LA County Coroner says director Tony Scott had a “therapeutic level of Mirtazipine (Remeron) which is an anti-depressant and zopiclone (Lunesta), a sleep-aid” in his system on the day of his death August 19. The report said the 68-year-old died from injuries suffered when he leaped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. Drowning was listed as another “significant condition” in what is being formally labeled a suicide. The autopsy was conducted August 20. The final autopsy report will be issued in a couple of weeks, the coroner said.
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