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As the investigation continues into Sunday's apparent suicide of Top Gun director Tony Scott, an unnamed source has told ABC News that the British-born filmmaker, 68, had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. No further medical details were available. Scott, whose box-office hits included Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, died Sunday after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles Harbor. His body was recovered from the water four hours later. Witnesses told authorities that at around 12:35 p.m., the filmmaker left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the city of San Pedro, »

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