Prescription drugs were found in his system, but the dosage was not lethal.
Two months after British screenwriter Simon Monjack, 40, was found dead in his Hollywood home May 23, coroners have finally determined the cause of his death — acute pneumonia and severe anemia. Ironically, his wife Brittany Murphy died of the same causes in Dec. 2009.
Wow, can you believe this? Brittany left her mama everything, while husband Simon Monjack got nada!
Wow, this is some kind of crazy. Before her death, Brittany Murphy was closer to her mother, Sharon Murphy, and husband Simon Monjack, more than anyone in the world. Curiously, however, the actress left everything to her mom and nothing to her hubby, reports TMZ.
The actress, who died Dec. 20 2009 at the age of 32, left a handwritten will in her manager’s safe. Additionally, she had a drafted a more formal letter after she married Simon in May, 2007. In this version Simon, 40, agreed to be excluded from the will. Brittany wrote, “I am married to Simon Monjack who I have intentionally left out of this will.”
Multiple prescription drugs were found in Brittany’s system at the time of her death.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office released actress Brittany Murphy’s full autopsy report Feb. 25 and the new information reveals her death was an accident and her system was full of prescription drugs.
Radaronline.com gave a breakdown of what drugs were listed in Brittany’s autopsy report. Propranolol, Hydrocodone, Phenazopyridine, Fluoxetine, Dextromethorphan, Chlorpheniramine were in her stomach and while there were methamphetamines in her urine and in her blood/heart.Read more
Reports say Brittany Murphy could have lived had she gotten help sooner, but her husband is surprised by coroner’s results.
Simon Monjack has spoken out after the L.A. County Coroner released details of the cause of his wife Brittany Murphy‘s death on Dec. 20 and he claims he and his mother didn’t take her to the hospital — even though she was suffering from pneumonia — because she was “not that ill” the day she died.
“Everything [surprised me and Brittany’s mom about the report],” he told People on Feb. 3, “I expected [the cause of death] to be her heart.” The reports says Brittany, 32, died from pneumonia, with multiple drug intoxication with “iron deficiency anemia” contributing to her death. Had Brittany gone to the doctor, the coroner says her life could have been saved.
Brittany Murphy’s death was caused by “pneumonia, with prescription drugs and anemia also playing a role,” according to a Coroner’s report released Feb. 4.
Furthermore, the young actress’s tragic death was accidental and likely could have been prevented if she had been taken to a doctor, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter .
“If Brittany had community-acquired pneumonia, and had been treated with effective antibiotics within 24-48 hours of feeling ill, the likelihood of her dying would have been [around] 1%,” Dr. Brad Spellberg, associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at Harbor-UCLA’s Medical center, explained to HollywoodLife.com
You will cry after reading this! Simon Monjack speaks about Brittany Murphy’s death, “her tiny heartbeat” and his devastation. But some still think he had a hand in this tragedy … what do you think?
The heartbroken husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy opened up about the actresses last minutes of life in a recent interview with The Daily Beast.
Brittany’s widow Simon Monjack told the site that she had gone to the bathroom around 8 am, and was in there for a while. “That was her comfort zone. It was the only Brittany-size room [in the house].” When Brittany’s mother went in, Brittany was laying on the floor unconscious.
“I came running in. I immediately started doing CPR. I felt a tiny heart beat. I was pushing with the heel of my hand. And every second I pushed, I felt my hand become stronger and her heart weaker. And then it stopped. And I kept pushing. She died in my arms. I knew she was dead.”
How heart-wrenching! Read more
Brittany Murphy’s grief-stricken mom and husband appeared on “Larry King Live” last night to talk about her tragic death — and they weren’t entirely lucid.
The late Brittany Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, and mom, Sharon Murphy, appeared on “Larry King Live” Jan. 20, discussing Brittany’s tragic death one month ago on Dec. 20, at age 32.
The pair discussed the details of her death, repeating their claim that the young actress died of natural causes, that she did not do drugs or have an eating disorder. The autopsy performed just after her death was inconclusive, and the toxicology and tissue test results have not come back yet.
Losing a loved one suddenly, at such a young age, is a horrible tragedy, and we can’t imagine how terribly sad the two must feel. That said, the two seemed distant and their responses to King’s questions weren’t always 100% rational. Read more
One of his exes may factor into the current investigation!
An interesting new report from the UK’s Daily Mail offers insight into the shady history of Brittany Murphy‘s husband, Simon Monjack. He’s reportedly had quite a few romances end in heartbreak, and according to sources, one of them may be interviewed as part of the investigation into Brittany’s death! “I know I have been called a conman,” he says. “I am not perfect. I never said I was. But there has been so much rubbish written about me and Brittany. Most of what you read is made up.” Read more
25 family members and close friends gathered at LA’s Church of the Hills at Forest Lawn Memorial Park to remember and say goodbye to the 32-year-old actress.
Brittany Murphy was buried at a private service in Los Angeles yesterday, Dec. 24, with about 25 mourners in attendance, according to RadarOnline. The service was co-denominational, with both a rabbi and a pastor leading the service; the Kaddish, a traditional Jewish prayer of mourning, was recited, and “Amazing Grace,” the spiritual, was sung. Read more
Hollywood starlets — you are not invincible! Please clean up your acts so that what happened to Brittany Murphy doesn’t happen to you!
Nobody expected that happy, bubbly actress Brittany Murphy was headed down a path towards sudden and tragic death. We lost her at only 32-years-old — and in the wake of her death, it’s almost impossible to not think of other troubled starlets like Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, and Mischa Barton Read more
Family and friends will say goodbye to Brittany on Christmas Eve.
Brittany Murphy will be laid to rest Christmas Eve during a “strictly private” funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Radar Online is reporting. It’s unknown whether the funeral will be a Christian or Jewish ceremony, as Brittany was raised Christian but married husband Simon Monjack in a traditional Jewish wedding in 2007. Forest Lawn itself is a non-denominational burial ground. Read more
Brittany Murphy’s next door neighbor offers you a glimpse into the starlet’s private – and seemingly happy – home life
Despite speculation about their peculiar relationship, Claire Staples, who has lived next door to Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack for the past two and a half years, tells HollywoodLife.com Dec. 22 that the couple was head over heels for each other. “They were lovely and genuinely adoring of each other,” she tells us exclusively of the last time she saw the couple together – a mere two weeks ago – before the actresses’ unexpected death on Dec. 20.
If you think your pal is getting too wrapped up in her relationship, like Brittany Murphy did with Simon Monjack, here’s how to set her free!
If you’ve ever noticed a good girl friend going down a bad path by alienating everyone around her, like Brittany Murphy may have done, then please, act now! Nip it in the bud! Our expert, psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., fills us in on how to help your bestie break free.
“Brittany Murphy’s tragic death is a reminder of what can happen, and too often does, when a bad boy ostracizes a woman from her friends,” says Dr. Lieberman, who notes, “All one has to do is trace photos and interviews of Brittany throughout the past years to see how she became a shadow of her former vivacious, adorable self and changed into an emaciated, depressed, broken woman. She reportedly even had a ‘pharmacy’ of prescription medications and had complained of physical symptoms for over a week, yet her husband seemingly did nothing to get her medical attention that could have saved her life.”
Bottom line, ladies: don’t let your friend alienate you. She may not know it, but she needs you more than she can say.
Brittany Murphy’s BFF says he’s going to honor his friend by being there for her husband.
Simon Monjack, we know you have Brittany’s mom, Sharon, to get you through this horrible time, but you also have one her besties, actor Eric Balfour in your corner. The former 24 star tells HollywoodLife.com that, despite the negative press Brittany and Simon’s relationship has been getting, “I supported her marriage. There’s no easy way through this and I can’t imagine what he’s going through.”
He says that the family is still trying to cope with news that they’ve lost their beloved daughter, wife and friend.
Do you believe Simon Monjack when he says he has no idea what killed his wife?
Since Brittany Murphy’s shocking death on Dec. 20, the spotlight has been hot on her husband of three years, Simon Monjack. What would he say regarding the various empty prescription pill containers found in her name on their nightstand? Why did she stop seeing most of her old friends when they got married in April 2007? Simon has finally decided to address the rumors., the first being that Brittany died of an overdose. “I can get rid of that [rumor] right now,” he says to People, claiming that his 32-year-old wife was simply trying to shake a bout of laryngitis.