It seems fairly clear-cut: Either you have inoperable brain cancer or you don't.

The question is relevant when it comes to director Tony Scott's death, because he allegedly jumped off a bridge Sunday in what was called a suicide, with one explanation relating to his cancer diagnosis.

However, Craig Harvey, a chief for the L.A. coroner's office, told the L.A. Times that Scott's family denied the brain cancer reports. "The family told us it is incorrect that he has inoperable brain cancer," the chief said.

The original inoperable cancer report came from ABC News, which is now reportedly backing off the initial story.

The whole situation is tragic, but now it's tragic and totally confusing. What really happened to the Top Gun director?

Sources: L.A. Times, Entertainment Weekly

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