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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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jiji zahn    

do you people think its easy taking the decision if wether your loved one will get choped up and all his remains be put in a plastic garbage bag back into their emtpy carcass?
Ofcourse he would want to know the reason behind her death but when you're in that situation nothing is easy to say or do..
its people like you who create unneccesary talk that cause so much pain to innocent people, just like what happened ti michael jackson

1587 days ago
92.

allie    

I'm suspicious of the guy myself, but isn't he Jewish? Pretty sure autopsies are frowned upon by Jewish law.

1587 days ago
93.

Wendy    

The practice of routine autopsies is contrary to Jewish law, since autopsies are viewed as a desecration of the body. In most cases, when an autopsy is recommended, the family can refuse. In cases where the law requires an autopsy, it should be carried out under the supervision of a Rabbi who is familiar with the procedures. www.uscj.org

1587 days ago
94.

noone    

#88 AND TEAM BRITNEY-WE'LL UNCOVER THE TRUTH, HERE WON'T WE? BRITTNEY WAS NOT JEWISH, SHE WAS ITALIAN FROM HER FATHER! PLEASE READ THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP ABOUT HER CON ARTIST HUSBAND-I SWEAR, SOME OF THE COMMENTS WERE PROPHETIC, REALLY! HE IS INVOLVED WITH HER DEATH!

1587 days ago
95.

Luc    

He probably doesn't want to imagine a gigantic hole in the chest of his wife! You people are sick!

1587 days ago
96.

Janet    

Diabetes? Just ask Ashton. He seems to know more about Brittany than his wife!

1587 days ago
97.

Makenna    

A husband and wife talk about these things. I have told my husband I don't want an autopsy, the whole thought of it freaks me out. Most married couples do know the others wishes.

Of course she died way too young and one will be needed but I don't think he should be judged so quickly. I'm sure the man is in a state of shock and not thinking clearly. If the police find foul play then judge away but until then he deserves some respect.

1587 days ago
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LH    

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99.

lola    

How pathetic are some of you people...calling her husband a fat-slob? His WIFE just DIED! We might not be able to "understand" that an actress might be into somebody like him, but who cares?! Their marriage lasted longer than most in Hollywood. And you can jump to conclusion (I love the comment somebody made that he's "fat" so he's "suspicious" - ugh) but, he's also Jewish and the Jewish religion doesn't believe in autopsy. ALSO, he could be trying to help cover HER reputation (drugs/anorexia)...who knows! But it disgusts me that people are so insensitive during these times. You may like looking at a trainwreck, but they are still people who have friends and family grieving too.

1587 days ago
100.

ttt    

Was this chick anorexic? What happened to here from clueless days..Ugh . She look sick. I say anorexic issue or drugs.

1587 days ago
101.

rick    

The husband asked that no autopsy be performed because her fake religion doesnt believe in the dissection of the human body.

1587 days ago
102.

Jung    

I don't care if you're Jewish or not. If your 32 year old spouse just died of cardiac arrest, you would want to know WHY. Indignity to the body is secondary to finding out why your young wife just died.

1587 days ago
103.

Saddenend    

AMEN!!!!

I agree with you completely - this is WAAAAY too suspicious.

LAPD, do your job and arrest Brittnay's husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This guy is another Howard K. Stern!!!!!!!!!!!!

He probably jacked her up with enough drugs to make her go into a diabetic coma & died.

Check & research any insurance policies - quick!!!!



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olutely going to make sure the coroner does an autopsy. And asking them not to do an autopsy is certainly going to guarantee the police will certainly be keeping you on their radar screen until they know for certain there was no foul play.This husband is certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Posted at 6:27PM on Dec 20th 2009 by Mike Tyson

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1587 days ago
104.

Fred Farkel    



What a bunch of nasty judgemental losers.

Do you have any idea what happens during an autopsy???


For me... the thought of a loved one having an autopsy would be far worse than the death itself.

1587 days ago
105.

hahahaha!    

I honestly think it'll come out that she had substance abuse issues as well as issues with an eating disorder and even if she has been clean lately that she died because these issues just took their toll on her body. It's sad but it's all to common.

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