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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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How can anyone who is glad when someone dies not be troubled by what they see in the mirror?

1612 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Weren't "MOM" and Son in Law supposed to get a house TOGETHER? That creeped me out. Strange doings going on in that "family unit" We will have to wait and see WHY he died?

1612 days ago


almost too similar

1612 days ago


Is the mother-in-law good looking?

1612 days ago

Sonya in Tx    

He won't be missed.

1612 days ago


He probably died of a broken heart. I feel sorry for Mrs. Murphy, how much can one person take in 5 months. He may not have been to everyone's liking but he was not nearly as crackers as most people writing on this site. What happens to human beings (I think) when they can hide behind their computers and make such total stupid, stupid remarks. To some of the comments, you are either 12-16 yrs old or just plain idiots. I can't even begin to imagine your life style or what/or who raised you. #12 Good, you like it when low life dies. How the hell do you know them? I say RIP, and hopefully you are now at peace.

1612 days ago


I feel so bad for the mom.

Too much death and so close together. She's defintely still mourning her daughter and to find her son-in-law unresponsive must've really thrown her. People can suspect all they want how close the mom and Simon were but at the end of the day two young people lost their lives who were a part of her life. It's awful all around.

Brittany's mom is going to need a strong support system around her, not a million paps hounding her.

1612 days ago


This is such sad news. Apparently he had a history of seizures and a heart attack last year so maybe the grieve was just too much for him.

1612 days ago


People, have a heart. The mom would not kill him for money! Brittany only named her mom in her will so stop it. Why are people wondering why these two lived together? The mom was already staying in the house and it's probably therapeutic to be around her daughter's belongings. Surely the two of them would have went their separate ways after a time, but it's only been approximatey 5 months. They are each others support system. Sadly, Simon passed, too, which is tragic but stranger things have happened in this world. I never believed those stories that said Simon and Mrs. Murphy were going to move together to New York. If it were true, it was probably something temporary and to get away from paparazzi for a little bit to mourn more privately.

1612 days ago


HA! I told TMZ that Simon or Brittany's mother might have something to do with Brittany's death. He might have killed himself because of guilt. Or the mother might have something to do with everything. Like I said before it could be antifreeze in the gatorade!!! These are all extreme scenarios but possible. That family probably has some crazy secrets :O

1612 days ago


rip simon

1612 days ago


That poor mother! On the other hand, has she been considered a suspect?

1612 days ago


wow may he rip sad from greg moore the jersey shore wildwood nj

1612 days ago


It's too much of a coincedence for this to happen twice within 5 months. Both were so young and seemed pretty healthy. I'm hoping the mother had nothing to do with either, but it is starting to look suspicious. RIP Simon and Brittany. You are now together in Heaven. I hope you are both at peace.

1612 days ago


I feel bad for the Mom finding 2 dead or dying people.Bit I suspect suicide too.He was a s***bag and his house of cards was probably collasping.

1612 days ago
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