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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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Most might not realize that the mother, Sharon, just lost her own mother last month - so add that along with losing her daughter in December and now her son-in-law yesterday - all while undergoing excruciating treatment for cancer rendering her bedridden for days at a time.
How incredibly sad. Our prayers are with Sharon.

1551 days ago


RIP Brittany and Simon.... very tragic. But I thought the relationship between Simon and Sharon was a bit weird.... why was she checking in on him at 9:30pm on a Sunday night? Still terrible for anyone to have to deal with, just seems a little weird.

1551 days ago


I find it odd that she in his master bedroom at that time checking up on him. If my adult children lived with me and caught me checking up on them in bed they'd freak out on ME !

Something odd and unnatural about those two co-habitating after Britanny's death ! Something funny perhaps !

He is I'm sure the son of ANOTHER woman, so Sharon isn't the only one who lost a family member. I'm sure he has his own family !

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1551 days ago


I feel so sad that Sharon lost three family members in a 5 month period.

Her daughter Brittany Murphy on December 20, 2009.

Her mother Elizabeth Murphy on April 20, 2010.

& now her son-in-law Simon Monjack on May 23, 2010.

... I predict Sharon to go on June 20, 2010... call me crazy.

1551 days ago


The poor mother, she found her daughter too, and she's also fighting breast cancer I read (hope that's not true).. how much more can she take?

1551 days ago


I am highly suspicious of Brittany's mother here. Why was she living with the ex-husband?

1551 days ago


i feel so sorry to hear this. poor family and all teh strenghth to the mother. that must be more than horrid to find both dead in such a short time.

as for the widower since i can remember the press was harsh on him. especially perezhilton.
it lets me think that all teh bad energy towards those two has become true. in some way its the media aswell to determin where someone will end up. some say it karma when one does something but you also can make someones karma with bad energy and hope the person will fail.
and these lives where victims in some way.

may both be together in heaven, bless them.

1551 days ago


Gosh what kind of drugs are these hollywood people taking ..if that's what happen. Scary house up in the Hill's.Maybe he tried to get jiggy with the mother , and she hit him in the head with a brick? RIP anyway

1551 days ago


Wow...this is crazy news. x2 on him having taken his own life.

1551 days ago


stress will do it to you

1551 days ago


This is so terrible! Condolences to family and friends.

1551 days ago


Let the conspiracy theories start - the loons will say Brittany's mother killed them.

1551 days ago


Good luck selling that house!!

1551 days ago


Too many simularties, and the fact that the Mother found both of them makes me wonder if someone is after some $$$$$..

Brittney we know died from heart problems, but for her hubby to die 5 months later, seems to be same reason..I have to wonder who would have anything to gain with him gone..

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