Director’s death: Six weeks for test results

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TEST results to establish how a former Hartlepool student and Hollywood film director died are due to be ready in about six weeks.

Director Tony Scott, who studied at the town’s former Rosebank School and Hartlepool College of Art, is said to have taken his own life by jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, in Los Angeles.

A post mortem examination was being carried out on the 68-year-old, who was originally from North Shields and who also lived in Stockton, and the results from it are expected to be ready in about six weeks time.

Mr Scott was famous for directing some of the most successful Hollywood blockbusters and was best known for Top Gun, Days Of Thunder and Beverley Hills Cop II.