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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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PolarBear    

Bad suggestion. Thinking about autopsies isn't exactly good for most people's appetites, but the purpose is determining cause of death in situations where death by natural old age or death by being eaten by a pack of hungry hyenas isn't immediately obvious. Dying suddenly in a shower at age 32 FORTUNATELY requires an autopsy. That her husband doesn't want that, is Weirdsville. She's dead, you should WANT to know FOR SURE what killed her.

1682 days ago
32.

Sick of It All    

Once again TMZ is all over the story like the pig vultures they are. Merry Christmas you disgusting trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1682 days ago
33.

ken    

i don't get all the hate towards someone cause they're 'overweight', what does that have to do with what kind of person you are. this is what sickens me about the internet, the boneheaded weird comments people make. but i do agree, this seems suspicious....

1682 days ago
34.

deaf power    

who ruin this is? by police fault fool

1682 days ago
35.

Cassandra    

Hae you ever SEEN a body after an autopy? I worked in a funeral home, and trust me, it's pretty horrible. I wouldn't want my loved one hacked up and hollowed out that way, either.

BUT, this guy IS guilty of something. He didn't seem too concerned about her health or wellbeing when she was alive, so I'm sure he's none too concerned about the integrity of her corpse. He's just trying to cover his own ass.

1682 days ago
36.

tiff    

probably he had something to do with it... RIP

1682 days ago
37.

TEAMBRANCA    

As I said before look at her husband. He is suspicious!!!!!!!

1682 days ago
38.

UGGGGHHH    

check out the husband. SUSPICIOUS MINDS want to know.
hubby don't want autopsy because that will tell along with dna that he KILLED HER. THATS WHAT I BELIEVE.
LAW INFORCEMENT SHOULD SEE IF SHE HAD A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY. I HOPE SHE LEFT IT TO HER MOTHER.

1682 days ago
39.

tina    

RIP Brittany. So young, very sad.

1682 days ago
40.

johno    

frickin' Conjack, i knew he would ruin that girl, didn't think he would kill her

1682 days ago
41.

mxracer82    

This raises an eyebrow.

1682 days ago
42.

Brittney    

Keep dreaming, you fat piece of.... fat people are GROSS!!!

I can bet money he killed her. He is broke. GOOGLE HIM PEOPLE - MAJOR CON!!!!

That poor girl.

1682 days ago
43.

Aarin    

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



AND HES JEWISH!

1682 days ago
44.

Shelly    

If this is true, it sounds kind of sketchy. A 32 year old woman suddenly passes away of cardiac arrest and you don't want to know why? I hope this isn't true. RIP Brittany, you will be missed.

1682 days ago
45.

Mike    

Good grief I didn't realise the TMZ site attracted such a large bunch of quick-to-convict intolerant armchair commenters. I sincerely hope none of you have ever done jury duty.

Did you stop to think that Simon's Jewish religion regards autopsy as desecration? No, didn't think so. Just because you don't like the look of him, he's instantly guilty without trial. Has Guantanamo been closed so long you've forgotten about it already?

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