ABC News is backing off a report about the suicide of director Tony Scott after one of its O&Os reported conflicting details about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Yesterday, ABC News reported Scott, who jumped off a bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, had inoperable brain cancer. ABC has now retreated from that statement after additional reporting from Los Angeles ABC O&O KABC:

The family of director Tony Scott, who died Sunday after jumping off a Los Angeles bridge, was not aware Scott had cancer, Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles. Read more