Could you miss the funeral of someone you loved so much?
Brittany Murphy will be laid to rest tonight during a private funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, but there’s one family member who says he won’t be attending — Brittany’s estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti. He tells Radar Online he never received an invitation to the ceremony, and even if he did, he says he would probably still be too sad to attend. “I just don’t want to see that happen,” he says. “I just want to remember her alive.”
Bertolotti and Brittany’s mom, Sharon Murphy, are divorced, and he has been estranged from his daughter for about eight years. Still, he says, he will honor her memory by visiting her grave when he feels he’s ready: “I’ll wait about a month to go out there.”
“Brittany was just a doll, she was good to everybody,” he says. “She was just a big-hearted girl, it’s a shame that she had to go like this. … She had health problems, that was a fact, but nothing that I thought would come to this.”