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Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

5/24/2010 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Simon Monjack, widower of Brittany Murphy, was found dead late Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills -- the same home where his wife Brittany Murphy collapsed and eventually died five months earlier ... and both bodies were discovered by the same woman.

Coroner: Brittany Murphy Took Simon's Drugs

Law enforcement sources say Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, found Monjack unconscious in the master bedroom around 9:30PM, and then called 911.

Monjack was pronounced dead sometime after paramedics arrived ... when resuscitation efforts failed.

Monjack reportedly died from cardiac arrest, though nothing officially has been determined.

The similarities are remarkable. Murphy was found unconscious by her mother Sharon. Sharon found Simon unconscious as well. Murphy was found in the master bathroom. Simon was found in the master bedroom of the same home. Paramedics administered CPR to Simon. Simon administered CPR to Brittany. And they may have both died from cardiac arrest ... five months apart.

A death investigation is underway.

0524_monjack_winters_tmzUPDATE 5:15AM PDT: Law enforcement sources tell us prescription bottles were found in the house (as they were when Brittany died), but there were no illegal drugs. There is no sign of suicide or foul play ... as a result LAPD has closed their investigation. It's all in the coroner's hands now.


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The poor dude died of a broken heart. Even if it was an accidental O.D.- suicide- whatever. I don't care how much money he owed. It looks like he and Brittany had a close special marriage. It's tough for widowers. Damn, you lose your wife, you lose your life, your whole life is over. Saying bad things about this, you guys are probably kids as you get older you will learn that life is a pisser. A lot of crap we have to go through. R.I.P. to both Simon and Brittany.

1580 days ago


ummm for real...who gets the estate??? then u know what really happened...

1580 days ago


Such a tragedy..
I think he died of a broken heart : (

1580 days ago

Jordasche Kingston    

Wow, that is very eerie. Maybe it was a Romeo and Juliet thing, he drugged and killed her and then off'd himself. Monjack was such an odd character it would be believable. In any event its sad. RIP.

1580 days ago

Sad sad    

bashful ummmm you know what? she had the estate before he died. Of course she was going to be the one who found them both she lived there. Hello? I'm not going to jump on the mom conspiracies that's so sad.

1580 days ago

Sick of BS!    

This SCREAMS foul play!! How did the Mother find BOTH of them dead??? What are the odds of THAT happening? Hmmm something is up and I think they need to question her and dig deep. Britney died in December & 6 months later he dies. If he wanted to commit suicide he didnt have to wait 6 months to do it. This story may seem like nothing is wrong on the surface but it certainly sounds suspicous beneath it. I wouldnt doubt they are investigating her without her knowledge @ the moment.

1580 days ago


Maybe the mom wanted that master bedroom? Seems fishy.

1580 days ago


I think that in his subconscience and deep in his heart, he missed her so much that he had no desire to live in this world anymore. With all of the torment and depression from people pointing fingers, yes TMZ too; he probably decided that it would be better off to leave this earth than to be without the woman he loved. Yes, he may not have done a suicide, but enough pills to dull the pain. I pray for him - so sad and so heartbreaking.

1579 days ago


I do believe mama had something to do with it. Too much of a coincidence to me....

She can now move in the master bedroom with the dual baths!

1579 days ago

mary T    

He died of a broken heart..he was probably depressed and it just began affecting his body..

1579 days ago

alejandra chavez    

OMG! its kind of suspicious that the same person found both of them ! maybe she have something to do with this cause its very weird, police should investigate her!!

1579 days ago


--->> Rodney Peterson --- ATTENTION SEEKER---> GET A LIFE!

Dont blame this man, put yourself in his place.. the love of ur life is gone! wtf?.. wont u be depressed as ****?

stop it w/the idiotic conspiracies.. grow a brain? .. where's yours? sad.

Go do something n stop trolling.

Brittany's mother was not the author of their deaths.. wtf? she's battling cancer u MORONS.

again, i dont blame this man if it was suicide that is.

RIP !!!

(am just sayin this cos i was and am Brittany's fan)

OLD TROLLING PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO LIVE:.. it aint good to wish death or bad stuff to ppl...---> IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU.

.. that is a promise. you'll see ;)

1579 days ago


That is a death house. Get out and get away from those bad memories, Sharon.

1579 days ago


lets just hope that he and britneyy can rest in piece together.

1579 days ago


The mother did both of them in,for the money,It wasnt suicide noway in hell mommy did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1579 days ago
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