The house that Brittany Murphy lived in with her husband Simon Monjack is going up for auction, so if you have several million dollars lying around, you can probably snatch it up and get a pretty great deal. Â The problem with the house is that it’s very difficult to sell a property where someone died, and doubly so if they died young, and even more so if the death was highly publicized.
And if that weren’t enough, not only did Brittany Murphy die there in 2009, but her husband was also found dead in the home six months later. Â The house is worth about $7 million, but at auction, anything could happen.
As we reported earlier this morning, Brittany Murphy‘s husband Simon MonjackÂ was found deadÂ 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’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.
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 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.
Late actress Brittany Murphy intentionally left her husband Simon Monjack out of her will. Murphy, who died tragically on Dec. 20 from a combination of pneumonia and prescription drugs, left her entire estate to her mother, Sharon Murphy.
In a will drafted after her marriage to Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy left all of her assets to her mother and nothing to her husband. “I am married to Simon Monjack who I have intentionally left out of this will,” Murphy wrote in the document. Monjack, however, told TMZ.com he wanted it that way and asked Murphy not to include him in her will.
“It was one of the conditions I married her with,” Monjack told E! News. “I knew I would never want for money, and Brittany’s high-earning days were a few years behind her. I had not helped build her income the way Sharon had, and I just felt that Brittany’s money was rightfully Sharon’s if God forbid anything ever happened to Brittany.”
It is unknown how much Brittany Murphy’s estate is worth, but Sharon Murphy recently put the house where she died on the market for $7.25 million. The home previously belonged to Britney Spears and Murphy purchased it in 2003 for around $4 million.
Sharon Murphy and Simon Monjack both plan to leave Los Angeles and move back to New York. “I decided to move back to my apartment in New York as had been my plan with Brittany,” Monjack told E! News. “Sharon said that she always loved New York and L.A. is just too painful for her; so would I mind if she moved to? Of course I don’t.”
Although it’s nice to see Murphy’s family sticking together through the hard times, we can’t help but feel the relationship between Murphy’s mom and widowed husband is just a bit, well, weird.
Simon Monjack, husband of late actress Brittany Murphy, said his wife was heartbroken by Hollywood before she died. Monjack andÂ Brittany’s mother, Sharon Murphy,Â also blasted the tabloids and Hollywood gossips for spreading lies about Murphy in several new interviews this week.
“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.
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 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. â€œWe had it checked out every which way you could imagine,â€ Brittanyâ€™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.
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.
“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.