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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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106.

Halfbaked    

Geez people take it easy. They guy's wife is dead. It's possible he's not thinking clearly and not handling the media properly.

Let's have the details of the cause of death before we convict her husband.

You people make me want to puke.

1730 days ago
107.

johno    

the Lu Ann Platter has been permanently removed from the Luby's menu

1730 days ago
108.

gigi    

Hopefully, they donated her organs, if healthy.

1730 days ago
109.

Geo    

LOL...Theres no better way to look suspicious.

1730 days ago
110.

Shelby    

OK, can we talk about what a complete fat slob Brittany's husband is. He probably kept her medicated so she wouldn't realize what a mess he was.

There is another bright star in the sky tonight - your talent and overall REALNESS will be missed Brittany.

1730 days ago
111.

rick    

I dont think there trying to cover up the drug use. Everyone knew she was a meth head. Its about the fake religion they practiced.

1730 days ago
112.

LOVEtheXFACTOR    

Here's some interesting info on Simon Monjack ...seems he WAS getting deported, has a long history of lawsuits against him and has had warrants out for his arrest.

http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/popular_culture/Interfaith_Celebrities_Brittany_Murphys_Rabbi_Husband_and_American_Idols_Jewish_Judges.shtml

1730 days ago
113.

Grace    

And yet, Lindsey Lohan lives to see another day. why?

1730 days ago
114.

hahahaha!    

They were Scientoligists???

1730 days ago
115.

who dat    

Ashton Kutcher is a DOUCHE. When you have loved somebody they occupy a piece of your heart forever. His tweet was pathetic.

1730 days ago
116.

Patriotfan1237    

PAD(Public Access Defibrillation)/ automated CPR device laws(federally) should be passed ASAP in this country to prevent another life from passing...

Cardiac arrest isnt ur heart stopping.. it is your heart going haywire because of an electric malfunction(ur heart is literally twitching or flopping like a fish, aka ventricular fibrillation or V-Fib)

- 95% percent of all cardiac arrests are VFib

1730 days ago
117.

a fan    

If she was an insulin dependent diabetic she could have died from hypoglycemia.

1730 days ago
118.

hahahaha!    

No they do NOT 'who dat' cripes.. plenty of people can't stand their Ex's .. what a stupid statement.

1730 days ago
119.

yesse    

Omg ,, wtf , why on earth would he not want an autopsy ,,, seriously ,, get out of town w this ishhhhhh ,,, look first of all im sure she loved him but maybe in the end she didnt want him anymore , im sure looks are not everythingin life but i mean look at her and him he must have really reallllllllly sweet talked her to get that ,, !!! . he looked like a creep to me but hey whatever it was her choice i was just hoping their was reallly nothing wrong w this creep , she was too god for him thats for sure

point being the truth will prevail baby
sucks if he in any way had any thing to do with her death
she was a great girl , amaizing actress gorgeous and i hear she was anorexic whatever the case we cannot bring her back , suckssssssss ,,

REST IN PEACE ,,, BRITTANY MURPHY ,,

your are love and missed defenetly no one can replace u

man it sucks for real ,,, idk what happened but i sure do wanna know ,,

1730 days ago
120.

Tom    

It's possible it was misreported that he didn't want an autopsy. Or perhaps totally made up by paparazzi. But if it wasn't made up, and he did refuse an autopsy...about 10 red flags just went up.

1730 days ago
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