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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Brittany Murphy Remembered

Media find it difficult to sum up actress' troubled life

(Newser) - As news outlets everywhere struggle to memorialize Brittany Murphy's troubled, too-short life, co-stars and friends remembered the young actress in statements and—of course—on Twitter. Murphy’s life started as a Hollywood dream-come-true, “but then her star power fizzled, her personal life disintegrated, and she met a grisly... More »

Brittany Murphy Died of Natural Causes: Coroner

Autopsy could take place as soon as Monday

(Newser) - The circumstances of Brittany Murphy's death involved no indications of foul play or trauma, and the 32-year-old apparently died of natural causes, the LA county coroner's office tells CNN . Complete postmortem test results could take as long as 8 weeks, but an autopsy will take place as soon as tomorrow,... More »

Clueless Co-Star Brittany Murphy Dead at 32

Troubled starlet suffered cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy, who made a splash playing the makeover victim in Clueless and later battled substance abuse, died today in Los Angeles. She was 32. The LA Fire Department was called to a home owned by Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, where she was found in cardiac arrest and could not... More »

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