May 24, 2010

Brittany Murphy's husband found dead

Posted: 09:43 AM ET

by Stephen M. Silverman

Five months after the death of actress Brittany Murphy, her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, was found dead Sunday night in the couple's Hollywood home, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Monjack, 39, was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the residence for a medical emergency, say authorities. Police spokesman Sgt. Louie Lozano said the preliminary cause of death was natural causes, but investigators remained at the scene.

Law enforcement sources told the Hollywood Reporter that Brittany's mother, Sharon, discovered Monjack around 9:30, unresponsive, and called 911.

In January, Monjack's mother, Linda Monjack, told PEOPLE that her son was "unwell, and the doctors are carrying out tests. On whether he has a heart problem it is not really for me to say, you must ask him, but yes, there have been health problems in the past. I believe it's common knowledge, and it’s been in the press that he had a slight heart attack a week from Brittany's death coming back from Puerto Rico."


Filed under: Brittany Murphy • Celebrity News

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Lori - Justice for Michael   May 24th, 2010 12:27 pm ET

This is sad news indeed. It is almost a classic Hollywood tragedy. Prayers go out to their families during this extremely difficult time.

mark iyoha   May 24th, 2010 12:34 pm ET

more investigation into it is need,i feel d last has nt be had of the case

jan   May 24th, 2010 5:43 pm ET

RIP! This is very sad.

Joe G. (Illinois)   May 24th, 2010 6:50 pm ET

He was very outspoken as he wanted people to worship the body remains of his late wife Brittany Murphy. But now that he dead too, I wonder, did he have a last request about worshiping his dead body also? Like in the case Michael Jackson there is Marie Presley who reminds and gets people in line to worship Michael Jackson at his grave site. But what about them?

Cathy   May 24th, 2010 8:07 pm ET

A sad ending to an already sad situation. My condolences to the families.

ElleEGee   May 24th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

I suppose it's possible to die of a broken heart......

Very sad for all involved....condolence to both families.

Earl Richmond   May 25th, 2010 12:35 am ET

More investigation needs to be focused on this case. Who will receive the money with both deceased?

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 25th, 2010 5:27 am ET

This is such a tragedy. Condolences to the families.


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