Murphy's Mom Found Monjack's Body

Starlet's widower, mother were sharing a home
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2010 2:55 PM CDT
Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy's widower, and the actress' mother, Sharon Murphy, pose with a portrait of her in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon, found the body of her daughter's widower, Simon Monjack, at the house the two were sharing, reports People. "Brittany's mom made the 911 call," says a coroner's rep. "He was unresponsive when responders arrived and was pronounced dead at the house." Sharon Murphy had denied rumors that she had become romantically involved with Monjack, but they had clearly become close. Monjack told a reporter recently that he planned to take her with him on a trip to Europe, saying, "Of course I’ll take her with me—I can’t leave her."

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