Tony Scott's Family Plans Private Funeral, Bigger Memorial to Come

Loved ones will lay director, who died in an apparent suicide last Sunday, to rest this weekend.

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    Director Tony Scott, known for such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.

    Tony Scott's nearest and dearest will be the ones who lay him to rest--but there will be time for more tributes later.

    The "Top Gun" director's family announced today that he will be "honored at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles," a rep told Deadline.

    "The family will announce plans after Labor Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalized."

    Tony Scott's cinematic connection to the Vincent Thomas Bridge

    A swath of Hollywood's biggest stars and moviemakers, including Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington and Ron Howard, paid their immediate respects to Scott via statements and Twitter--but we imagine that a larger memorial for the wide-ranging circle Scott cultivated throughout his life will come as good news for those who counted him as a friend, colleague or inspiration.

    Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Calif., shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Contact information was found in his car and authorities found an apparent suicide note--the contents of which have not been released--in his office.

    Answers to what, if anything, may have been physically ailing Scott could be weeks away, pending the result of further testing following Monday's autopsy.

    The 68-year-old filmmaker and TV producer's family firmly denied a report that he had terminal brain cancer and a coroner's spokesman says that no visible traces of cancer were found in Scott's brain. No relation has commented on an old friend of Scott's remark to NBC News that he suffered from depression.