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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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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