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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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AM Hood    

who knows if the statement made by husband is true. No source for the statement has been released. Everyone is looking for their 15 minutes of fame and fortune. just look at all of the Tiger Woods women coming out of the woodwork and that is just what they are-the lowest there is out there. And does the media believe we-the public believes everything we hear. No one can be that stupid to think Tiger had all of those women and no one came forward until now. And to look at some of them he would have to be dumb, stupid and blind and out a bag over some of teir faces and bodies. The first girl I believe is truthful. The rest are looking for that 15 minutes and the money-they got from the stupid media for coming on TV and reporting this trash about the man. And none of them have any shame,'I slept with Tiger:, HO-Ho-HO!!! ,tear the man down.

1730 days ago
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t.j.    

just last year at this same time, i had laid my friend to rest who was on the same stuff she was. this "hydrocodone" stuff is (in my opinion)the silent killer of michael jackson, and poor britney murphy too.

1724 days ago
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RIA    

I KNOW ABOUT THE JEWISH RELIGION AND THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN AN AUTOPSY. BUT...SHE WAS FAMOUS AND PEOPLE WILL WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO HER. THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHED HER ON A DAILY BASIS. THAT DOESN'T GO AWAY IF SHE DIES,IF ANY THING IT MAKES IF WORSE. FOR HIM TO REFUSE IS A BIT ODD..HE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE WAY OF LIFE IN THE INDUSTRY. THE POLICE SHOULD DEFINATELY BE LOOKING AT HIM, AS A PERSON OF INTERST. BUT.. IF THE RUMORS OF ALL THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN DIFFERENT PEOPLES NAMES FOUND ON THE SCENE, ARE TRUE. PERHAPS HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT HER. ONLY TIME WILL TELL. WILL WE EVER KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT HER DEATH? PROBABLY NOT...I SUPPOSE THEY THINK EVERYONE LIKES A GOOD HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY.

1276 days ago
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