Brittany Murphy

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10 Eerie Hollywood Deaths

Mysterious circumstances surround these celebrities

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's sudden death has always been mysterious, especially when it was followed by the death of her husband, months later, apparently from the same cause. Now her dad wants the investigation into Murphy's death re-opened, because he thinks she was poisoned. The Huffington Post rounds up 30... More »

Did Brittany Murphy Accidentally Poison Herself?

And are the recent toxicology results even valid?

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's dad thinks she was poisoned —but the evidence he found may point to something else, sources tell Page Six . They say that at the time of Murphy's death, meth and cocaine in the LA area were frequently mixed with rat poison and other toxins—meaning... More »

Brittany Murphy May Have Been Poisoned: Report

Toxicology testing finds high levels of heavy metals

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's dad may have been right all along: Angelo Bertolotti always doubted the official coroner's report on his daughter's death, as well as the death of her husband, Simon Monjack, five months later. (Both were found to have died of natural causes including pneumonia.) Bertolotti... More »

Mold May Have Killed Brittany

...and Simon Monjack, too

(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... More »

Murphy's Mom Found Monjack's Body

Starlet's widower, mother were sharing a home

(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... More »

Simon Monjack May Have ODed

Prescription drugs could have contributed to death

(Newser) - Though the cause of death candidate being floated for Simon Monjack right now is “natural causes,” law enforcement sources tell TMZ he may have accidentally overdosed on prescription drugs. “There were a number of pill bottles on the nightstand in the bedroom, and some were empty,”... More »

Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

Preliminary ruling natural causes

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's 39-year-old husband was found dead in his Los Angeles home last night, less than 5 months after the actress died. Simon Monjack's death appears to be of natural causes, officials told AP , but police are continuing to investigate. Murphy died late last year at the age of 32.... More »

Simon: I'm Not Having Sex With Brittany's Mom

Monjack puts gross rumors to rest

(Newser) - What a relief: Simon Monjack is not sleeping with his dead wife’s mother. Apparently quite a few people thought he was, since he shacked up with Sharon Murphy after Brittany’s death. “We don’t have sex, number one,” he says, going on to explain that she... More »

Brittany to Mom on Morning of Her Death: 'I'm Dying'

Murphy's mom, husband take Larry King through the day of her death

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's mom Sharon and husband Simon Monjack last night led Larry King through their version of events leading up to her death, claiming that, despite the coroner's report to the contrary, she'd taken no drugs that could harm her that day, and had been suffering nothing more alarming than... More »

Pneumonia Killed Brittany Murphy: Coroner

'Multiple drug intoxication' and anemia were secondary factors

(Newser) - The primary cause of Brittany Murphy’s death was pneumonia, the LA county coroner says, though severe anemia and prescription drug use also played a factor. A spokesman tells the AP the details of the drugs in the actress’ system will be revealed in about two weeks. Sources tell TMZ... More »

Brittany Murphy Was Mailed Pills Weekly

Coroner presses husband, mother for info

(Newser) - The LA coroner wants more details about the death of actress Brittany Murphy. Among the questions for husband Simon Monjack and mom Sharon: Why isn't there a record of Murphy, who had a history of medical issues, seeing a doctor in the months before her death? Meanwhile, an ex-employee told... More »

Simon Monjack: Warner Bros. 'Killed' Murphy

Husband will file wrongful death suit in Brittany Murphy's death

(Newser) - In an exclusive—and four-page long—interview with the Daily Beast , Brittany Murphy’s husband and mother Sharon confront gossip ranging from Simon Monjack’s reputation as the “bad guy” to Brittany’s rumored drug use. But the biggest news to emerge is Monjack’s plan to file a... More »

Family, Friends Gather for Brittany Murphy's Funeral

After small LA ceremony, family plans public service next year

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy’s family and a small group of friends gathered this afternoon in Los Angeles for a funeral for the actress, who died Sunday at 32. RadarOnline puts the guest list at about 20, including Hollywooders Penny Marshall and Eric Balfour. Her 83-year-old father could not make the trip... More »

Better Drug Records Might Have Saved Brittany Murphy

She may have been 'doctor shopping,' and if docs had known...

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy’s death may illustrate a grim truth: that “stars’ poison of choice is the legal and prescribed kind,” Rahul Parikh writes. Even sadder tragedies involving legal drugs might be averted if doctors embraced technology as much as, say, librarians. “Libraries are technologically integrated,” continues... More »

Eerie Final Films of Stars Who Died Young

Brittany Murphy's last movies follow a morbid trend

(Newser) - In the wake of Brittany Murphy’s death, her latest film roles take on an especially creepy symbolism. The Frisky points to the just-released trailer for her upcoming movie Abandoned, in which she plays a woman under psychiatric care—and E! notes that the box art for another recent film,... More »

Mom, Husband Tried to Revive Brittany Murphy

At least 10 kinds of prescription drugs found on her nightstand

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's mom and husband tried to revive the actress before paramedics arrived at her Hollywood Hills home Sunday, but she was "without signs of life" by the time they got there, TMZ reports. At least 10 types of prescription drugs—including anxiety, pain, and anti-seizure meds— were found... More »

Brittany Murphy's Hubby 'Destroyed'

Simon Monjack talks about his wife's last day

(Newser) - 'My world was destroyed yesterday," Simon Monjack tells Access Hollywood of wife Brittany Murphy's Sunday death. Monjack told Access Hollywood that Sunday seemed like "a regular day." "[Her mother] went into the bathroom because she had been in there a long time," he recalled. "... More »

Brittany Murphy Autopsy: Cause of Death 'Deferred'

Final report must await toxicology test results

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's autopsy is complete, but the LA county coroner's office won't determine an official cause of death until after the completion of toxicology tests, which could take as long as 2 months. The 32-year-old actress, who died yesterday after suffering cardiac arrest, was bleeding internally before her death, a... More »

Brittany Murphy Worried About Her Weight

Actress discussed being too thin in final interview

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy voiced concerns about her weight in a final interview that may turn out to be sadly prophetic: "I am a bit thinner now than what I would like to be," Murphy told Fox News' Pop Tarts in early December, citing her regimen of intense ballet workouts,... More »

Pals Worried About 'Stick Thin' Murphy

Actress was vomiting before death

(Newser) - Friends and those who worked with Brittany Murphy were concerned about her recent stick thin, sickly appearance. “She looked painfully thin, even sick. She looked like she hadn’t eaten in who knows how long, her skin was terrible,” said one observer. Magazine editors recently opted not to... More »

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