The Top Gun filmmaker committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California on Sunday afternoon (20Aug12).
His family has now announced that Scott’s burial will be a private affair, but fans will be able to pay their respects at a separate memorial to be scheduled in due course.
A representative for Scott’s relatives says in a statement, “(Scott will be) honoured at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles.
“The family will announce plans after Labor Day (03 September) for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalised.”
An autopsy was completed on Monday (21Aug12) and Los Angeles Coroner’s Chief of Operations Craig Harvey revealed the family denied reports that Scott had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer before his death.