Husband Says Hollywood Broke Brittany Murphy’s Heart

Simon Monjack, husband of late actress Brittany Murphy, said his wife was heartbroken by Hollywood before she died. Monjack and Brittany’s mother, Sharon Murphy, also blasted the tabloids and Hollywood gossips for spreading lies about Murphy in several new interviews this week.

Brittany Murphy (Photo: Sandra Palumbo, U.S. Navy)
Brittany Murphy (Photo: Sandra Palumbo, U.S. Navy)

“Hollywood is a village and once you upset the villagers, they talk, and they gossip, and they rumor,” Simon Monjack said. All the gossip about Brittany Murphy reportedly caused her to lose the job of voicing Gloria in Happy Feet 2 just a week before her death, Monjack claims. Not getting to reprise her role in the animated sequel allegedly upset Murphy a great deal. “They have blood on their hands,” Monjack said.

Over the years, Brittany Murphy dealt with endless rumors of drug use, especially cocaine, and was often accused of having an eating disorder due to her sometimes frail appearance. Simon Monjack and Sharon Murphy, the late starlet’s mother, have vehemently denied those rumors.

“She had a fear of dying,” Sharon Murphy said. “She would not take too much caffeine. She wouldn’t even have a glass of champagne on New Year’s. She was just high on life, and people see that as something else I guess.”

On the Today Show on Thursday, Simon Monjack said Brittany Murphy was “not taking any medication for her mood, for anorexia, or any mental illness… It’s utterly ridiculous that these rumors have perpetuated.” As for the many prescription drugs found in their home, Monjack said most of them were his.

“You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy’s heart? Hollywood broke Brittany Murphy’s heart,” Monjack told Larry King in an interview earlier this week.

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Brittany Murphy Died from Heart Murmur Mom Says

Brittany Murphy‘s mother, Sharon Murphy, believes a heart murmur may be at least partially to blame for the young actress’ death. Sharon Murphy blasted rumors her daughter used drugs or had an eating disorder. No official cause of death has yet been released.

Brittany Murphy at the Australian premiere of 'Happy Feet' (Photo: Rob & Jules, source: Wikimedia Commons)
Brittany Murphy at the Australian premiere of 'Happy Feet' (Photo: Rob & Jules, source: Wikimedia Commons)

Brittany Murphy died on Dec. 20 at her home in Hollywood after collapsing in the bathroom. She was found by her mother, who called 911. Rescue responders were unable to revive her. Murphy’s mother said in the 911 call her daughter had been vomiting severely and passed out before her death.

Sharon Murphy told People magazine her daughter had a congenital heart murmur and believes it may have contributed to her death. “We had it checked out every which way you could imagine,” Brittany’s husband Simon Monjack said. Murphy also reportedly suffered from diabetes and had been hospitalized several times in the past due to complications from the disease.

Both Sharon Murphy and Simon Monjack refuted rumors the Clueless star was a drug addict or had a serious eating disorder. “Do you not think anybody would have picked up on this anorexic, mentally deranged person?” Monjack said. “It’s ludicrous.”

“She never even drank. Maybe a glass of champagne at New Years,” Sharon Murphy said. “But everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that. It was hard for anyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life.”

The full interview with Sharon Murphy and Simon Monjack comes out in next week’s People magazine, on sale Jan. 22.

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Brittany Murphy 911 Tape Reveals Tragic Last Moments

A recording of the 911 call placed by the family of actress Brittany Murphy after her collapse reveals tragic details of the last moments before her death. The Brittany Murphy 911 call recounts her mother and husbands’ desperate attempts to save her before emergency personnel arrive.

Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy

“My daughter’s passed out… they’re doing mouth to mouth… please get here!” Sharon Murphy tells the emergency operator in the 911 call. The actress’s mother can be heard sobbing as she relays instructions to Simon Monjack, Brittany’s husband, on performing CPR.

Sharon Murphy told the emergency dispatcher her daughter “was dizzy” before her collapse. “She couldn’t walk right. She had a cold.” She also said Brittany Murphy had been vomiting severely. During the call, Sharon Murphy cries out to her daughter in anguish: “Brittany, please come back!”

An official autopsy on Brittany Murphy’s body by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office did not yield an immediate cause of death. Toxicology and tissue tests are still pending and expect to be returned in 4 to 6 weeks.

Brittany Murphy was laid to rest in a private memorial on Dec. 24 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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Brittany Murphy Seriously Ill Before Death – Could Drugs be to Blame?

Actress Brittany Murphy was reportedly seriously ill before her death from an apparent heart attack on Sunday. Murphy may be been suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to a statement made to paramedics by her mother, Sharon Murphy. There is growing speculation, however, that an eating disorder or possible drug use may have been a contributor to the young star’s death. 

Brittany Murphy SF
Brittany Murphy

According to reports from the ongoing investigation into her death, Brittany Murphy told family members she was experiencing ‘flu-like’ symptoms for several days before her collapse and was taking prescription medications for the illness. On Sunday, Murphy reportedly began vomiting uncontrollably early in the morning. The Sin City star collapsed in her bathroom and was found lying in the shower by her mother.

One source, quoted by Perez Hilton, stated there “were a lot…a lot of prescription drugs in the house” when police investigators arrived at the scene. No illegal drugs, however, were reportedly found on scene. US Magazine noted on Monday that Murphy looked extremely emaciated at a red carpet event in Los Angeles on Dec. 3. Murphy long battled rumors she had an eating disorder and a drug use problem, both of which she has repeatedly denied.

An autopsy is on Brittany Murphy’s body is reportedly underway by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, allegedly asked that an autopsy not be done. Investigators refused that request due to the mysterious nature of the death, although at this time police say no foul play is suspected.

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