Mold May Have Killed Brittany

...and Simon Monjack, too

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 26, 2010 8:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – It was eerie enough when Simon Monjack died just a few months after his wife, Brittany Murphy—it was even eerier when it was reported he died of the exact same cause, pneumonia. Now officials believe mold in their home may have contributed to their deaths, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. The investigation has been turned over to the Department of Public Health now that Murphy’s mother has agreed to let them into the home. Click here to read more about Monjack’s cause of death.

In this Feb. 5, 2008 file photo, Simon Monjack, left, and actress Brittany Murphy, attend the Monique Lhuillier 2008 Fall Collection during Fashion Week, in New York.
In this Feb. 5, 2008 file photo, Simon Monjack, left, and actress Brittany Murphy, attend the Monique Lhuillier 2008 Fall Collection during Fashion Week, in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
This Dec. 20, 2009 file photo shows the home of actress Brittany Murphy's husband British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in Los Angeles.
This Dec. 20, 2009 file photo shows the home of actress Brittany Murphy's husband British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File)
In this photo provided by Sony Ericsson Open Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack pose for a photo during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne Fla., Thursday, April 3, 2008.
In this photo provided by Sony Ericsson Open Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack pose for a photo during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne Fla., Thursday, April 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Sony Ericsson Open/IMG, Mike Baz)
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