Tony Scott memorial film scholarship established by relatives


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The family of Top Gun director Tony Scott has created a memorial scholarship at the American Film Institute to help future film-makers and honour his creative legacy.

The British film-maker and younger brother of Gladiator director Sir Ridley Scott jumped from a bridge into Los Angeles Harbour on August 19. Family and close friends gathered over the weekend for a private memorial.

According to his death certificate released yesterday, Scott was cremated and his widow will keep his remains at their Los Angeles-area home.

The document does not include a formal determination of the cause of Scott's death. Coroner's officials expect it will take several weeks to end their investigation, but they are treating his case as a probable suicide.

The last film Scott directed was 2010's Unstoppable.