August 28, 2012 07:34:59 GMT
Donna Wilson will keep his ashes, and his family asks fans to donate to Tony Scott Scholarship Fund in exchange of sending flowers.
Tony Scott's body has been cremated, it's mentioned on his death certificate. His ashes will be kept by his widow Donna Wilson at a "place of final disposition," which is their Los Angeles house. The cause of his death hasn't been determined pending results of toxicology tests.
The "Top Gun" director was remembered in a private memorial held by the family over the weekend. His family has asked fans to make donation to Tony Scott Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers. The charity will benefit aspiring moviemakers studying at the American Film Institute.
"The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the fund to help encourage and engage future generations of filmmakers," read a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tony died in what's described as "a witnessed suicide." He jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, August 19. He left a suicide letter at his office and another note containing his contact information inside a black Toyota Prius he parked near the bridge.
Tony was 68 years old. He's survived by his wife and his twin sons, Frank and Max. Plans to celebrate his life and legacy in a bigger gathering will be announced once they are formalized.