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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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Allen Ridak    

Deepest sympathy to Simon's family and friends

1552 days ago


r.i.p 2 them both

1552 days ago


i was thinking the same thing.

1552 days ago


anyone who says this is a good thing is heartless... death should not be talked about so lightly. no matter what was done, said or happened in the past, the stupid bastards that say this is good are really simply ****ed up people.

1552 days ago


That's just so shocking, are you trying to say the mother killed them? IF she didn't - then shame on you TMZ, she's an old lady. If she did, what a crazy witch.

But in all seriousness this is shocking and sad, like romeo and juliet, but celebrity drug heads.

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PS I miss Brittany Murphy :(

1552 days ago


I think the mom needs to be investigated, I saw her on an interview on larry king and she's weird! Now she gets everything!

1552 days ago


She was convinced that Monjack killed her daughter. Now Brittany's money is all hers.

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I'D BE CHECKING OUT THE MOTHER..................

1552 days ago


Karma. Plus I could never understand why Sharon was so cozy with this ugly guy. Very odd relationship going on there.

1552 days ago


85. Well quite obviously YOU have no brains when YOU believe it is NOT a good thing when a piece of crap like this dies. Evidence:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

... I smell the putrid "aroma" of a 'DEAD'/BLACKMAILING RAT there, "buddy". Simon Monjack aka *SKUM-jack* has no money... so how "convenient" that SKUM-jack's debts were suddenly "paid" RIGHT WHEN he "marries" a multi-millionaire-ess aka Brittany Anne Murphy Bertolotti. OBVIOUSLY SKUM-jack got his FAKE "wife" Britt to pay off his debts and get his crim"Em"nal charges dropped from a *PR* pay-off as well.

And as to what 'OTHER' "type" of *compensation* there was from *SKUM-jack* ... there was a very "Em"teresting *blind item* posted by online blogger Entertainment Lawyer regarding this... of which the blind item "Em"xplains in sordid "detail" about an unnamed Actress who has a *surveillance tape* held (figuratively) over her head. The tape, which is in the possession of an also unnamed "man", apparently shows the actress doing drugs and two guys other than her boyfriend, and since the "actress" doesn't want that tape released to the public, she agrees to be BLACKMAILED and remains involved with the "man" in order to keep the video tape a "secret", and she also "agrees to" being "offered out" to the unnamed man's debtor(s) in order to to pay off his "debts".

... confused? Here are some 'CLUE's according to the "blog readers" there...

"Actress" = Brittany Anne Murphy Bertolotti

... *unnamed "man"* = *SKUM-jack*.

Her 'Boyfriend-in-a-Box' = *Joe Mancaluso*

'OTHER' guys = "cater waiters @ an "Em"dustry event(?)

... a "debtor" = "?"

... sound *familiar* there, "buddy"?

July 7, 2008 11:31 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, Simon Monjack pays you and then, his wife Brittany Murphy at the age of 32 goes into cardiac arrest, and dies.

I can't even begin to calculate the odds of how that works, but if I were to look at this as a crime, all one would need to do is see who benefitted. Simon Monjack being one, and you being the other.

Let's hope that the law enforcement community looks into your criminal past.

Posted at 4:44 AM on May 24, 2010 by Rodney Peterson

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Uh Rodney, actually I think YOU are the one they need to be 'looking into'. Ya scary!

1552 days ago

David B.    

One important fact that EVERYONE has missed.....Brittany deliberately cut her husband from her will and everything was left to her mother. So if Sharon killed Simon, it wasn't for money.

1552 days ago


The butler did it in the bedroom with the candlestick.

1552 days ago


Gosh! How much trauma does this woman had to go through in less than 6 months and can she withstand it? She might be headed to the psych ward for quite sometime.

Seriously, how much can you take after those 2 incidents? I only had one of those experiences when I found my mother on the bathroom floor lifeless in 2001 and I still can see it vividly playing in my mind to this day. It almost drove me to the edge. Poor woman!

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