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Brittany Murphy's Husband Doesn't Want Autopsy

12/20/2009 7:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife, multiple sources tell TMZ.

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy

We're told, however, despite Monjack's wishes, the L.A. County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy on Murphy. As we first reported, Murphy went into cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived.

TMZ has also learned Brittany Murphy's mother, who found Murphy unconscious in the shower and called 911, told paramedics her daughter had a history of diabetes. We have not been able to confirm if Murphy did indeed have diabetes, and if so, whether it contributed to her death.

UPDATE 8:00 PM ET
-- Ed Winter from the L.A. County Coroner's Office tells TMZ foul play is not suspected at this time. Some prescriptions were found in the house, but he wouldn't say what kind, and they will be examined as well. Toxicology tests will be performed, which could take up to six weeks.

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YourMomma    

I've heard everything from anerexia to cocaine to, now, diabetes, so who knows. But this does not look good if her hubby doesn't want an autopsy. He can't stop it, they have to do it. It's just very sad. RIP BRITTANY

1766 days ago
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Nick "The Slasher" McGuirk    

Looks like he's trying to cover up the fact she was a cokehead.

1766 days ago
18.

Ivana    

maybe he just doesn't want everyones memory of her to be tainted if she died from drugs or something like that

1766 days ago
19.

Me!    

Wow... does he have the legal right to do that??

1766 days ago
20.

Bye-Bye Ellen....    

shades of Sunny Von Bulow.......

1766 days ago
21.

James    

He has no say in the matter. The Coroners office takes possession, no matter what anyone says. California Law states this.

1766 days ago
22.

ThatOne08    

HMMM, a con artist married to a rich woman doesn't want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife. HMMMM

Also, the spelling is wrong. BRITTANY not BRITNEY.

1766 days ago
23.

Somfincute    

That sounds like he doesn't want people to know why she died

1766 days ago
24.

cedramyers    

HUSBAND ALREADY HAS MY SUSPICIONS. PROBABLY OVERDOSED ON DRUGS OR POISONED.

1766 days ago
25.

GREG MOORE    

GOD BLEAS HER MOM AND FAMLY SO SAD 5 DAYS BEFOR XMAISS GREG MOORE THE JERSY SHORE WILDWOOD NJ

1766 days ago
26.

Aarin    

HIS WIFE JUST DIED! NOBODY WOULD WANT A MENTAL IMAGE OF THIER LOVED ONE BEING SLICED OPEN xYx!

1766 days ago
27.

Walter Bellhaven    

Sure Simon, we'll just drop her into the ground tomorrow AM with no autopsy.

WTF????

Possible Twinkie Defense???

1766 days ago
28.

shirleyfeeney    

His wife just died, of course he doesn't want an autopsy. I think it's a normal, human reaction. But the LA Cty Coroner's office always does an autopsy to confirm cause of death.

give the guy a break and stop making this so sinister.

1766 days ago
29.

Sandy    

Excuse me! Britney's husband is Jewish and they do not believe in autopsies - its an indignity to the human body.

1766 days ago
30.

angie    

I suspect cocaine. And maybe he's the one who got it for her/gave it to her.

1766 days ago
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