Brittany Murphy Husband Dead of Overdose or Heart Attack?

As we reported earlier this morning, Brittany Murphy‘s husband Simon Monjack was found dead last night at the same home where his wife died five months ago. Now more eerie similarities are emerging between the late actress’s death and her husband’s.

Simon Monjack & Brittany Murphy
Simon Monjack & Brittany Murphy

Simon Monjack’s body was found last night by Sharon Murphy, the mother of the late Brittany Murphy, in a strange and tragic near repeat of her daughter’s death. Sharon Murphy reportedly called 911 around 9:30 PM to report a medical emergency at the home where her daughter and husband Simon Monjack lived at the time of Brittany Murphy’s death. Emergency personnel responded within minutes, but were unable to save Monjack. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sharon Murphy allegedly found Simon Monjack unconscious and unresponsive in the master bedroom of the same house where Brittany Murphy died. Sharon Murphy found her daughter collapsed on the floor of the master bathroom last December. According to an unidentified source reported by TMZ.com, a variety of prescription pill bottles were found near Monjack’s body. PerezHilton.com claims the drugs found at the scene included the same prescriptions found in the bathroom at the time of Brittany Murphy’s death.

While speculation builds that Simon Monjack may have died from a prescription drug overdose, the 39-year-old also reportedly suffered from heart problems in addition to other health issues. In an interview earlier this year, Monjack said he suffered from seizures, had a mild heart attack in 2009 and may have had another attack shortly after Murphy’s death.

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Brittany Murphy Husband Simon Monjack Dead

Brittany Murphy‘s husband Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night by the actress’s mother, Sharon Murphy, in the same home where her daughter died in December. Brittany Murphy died in December from a combination of pneumonia, anemia and drug intoxication. Simon Monjack’s official cause of death is not yet known.

Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy
Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy

Simon Monjack was reportedly found unconscious on Sunday night by Sharon Murphy, who called 911 to report a medical emergency. The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on scene around 9:30 PM, but emergency respondents were unable to revive Monjack. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Some reports are claiming Simon Monjack died of a heart attack, but that has not been confirmed. A source allegedly told TMZ.com a “number of pill bottles” were found near Monjack’s body and “some were empty.”

Los Angeles Police Department representative Sgt. Alex Ortiz said in a press statement that there were “no signs of foul play or any criminal activity involved” in Monjack’s death, but an investigation is ongoing.

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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 Autopsy Results Reveal Little So Far

The first official results from the Brittany Murphy autopsy by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office have been released, although toxicology reports remain outstanding. The autopsy on Britanny Murphy revealed little about her sudden cause of death. However, the coroner’s office has reported a large amount of prescription drugs were found in Murphy’s home.

Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy

In eerie reminder of the death of young Hollywood star Heath Ledger, authorities report a wide array of prescription drugs were found at the home of Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack. Some of the prescriptions included anti-anxiety medications, strong painkillers and anti-depression pills.

Among the drugs found on scene in Murphy’s home, according to TMZ.com, were Topamax (anti-seizure meds, also prevents migraines), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med), Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine (Diabetes and bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Biaxin (antibiotic), Hydrocodone (pain med) and Propranolol (hypertension and heart attack prevention). Murphy reportedly died after going into full cardiac arrest but the underlying cause is still unknown.

The L.A. Coroner’s Office reports that no “alcohol containers, paraphernalia or illegal drugs were discovered” at Murphy’s home. The autopsy report also states there was “no evidence of trauma” and Murphy’s body appeared to be of “normal” weight and not overly thin.

According to information gathered by investigators into Brittany Murphy’s death, the 32-year-old actress had been “complaining of shortness of breath and severed abdominal pain” for 7 to 10 days prior to her death. She had also reportedly been vomiting severely the morning of her collapse. Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, said his wife had visited a doctor for laryngitis recently and “had been tired.” Murphy had also reportedly been treated in the past for low blood sugar and her mother, Sharon Murphy, reportedly told paramedics her daughter was diabetic.

Could Brittany Murphy’s death be yet another Heath Ledger style case of prescription over-medication leading to a tragic overdose? Or just the sad natural death of a woman far too young? Toxicology reports on the young star’s body may hold the answer, but will take several more weeks to process.

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