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Simon Monjack -- Possible OD

5/24/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tells TMZ there are signs Simon Monjack may have died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.


One well-placed source says, "There were a number of pill bottles on the nightstand in the bedroom, and some were empty." 

There is, obviously, an eerie similarity to the death of Monjack's wife, Brittany Murphy, just five months ago.  In her case an array of prescription drugs were found on the nightstand of the same bedroom where Monjack died.  Many of the drugs on Simon's nightstand were the same as the ones found after Brittany died.

One law enforcement source says the two causes of death that seem most plausible at the moment are "natural" and "accidental drug overdose."

Monjack told TMZ recently he had suffered a heart attack during the incident last November when he had a medical emergency aboard an airplane.

Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, discovered Monjack's body last night.  She is also the one who found her daughter, Brittany, unconscious and on the floor of the bathroom five months earlier.

UPDATE: TMZ has learned Simon was scheduled to have bypass surgery in September.


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16.

Cheryl    

How could he do this to Sharon? Hasn't she been through enough already?

1550 days ago
17.

Frank    

At least they didn't have any kids. Good riddance, the family is just a bunch of wackos anyway!

1550 days ago
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sarah stannard    

sounds like to me Sharon is doing something to kill them both. I think an investigation should occur.

1550 days ago
19.

electriczipper    

he looks like founder from animal house....you do drugs you die..very simple..dont do drugs

1550 days ago
20.

Linda    

Something Smells!!! Why is the mother still lurking around? Why is she in his room so much? Toooo coincidental - these were young people... LOOK AT THE MOM - smells.

1550 days ago
21.

Djaina    

He could have died of a broken heart! It's quite possible. Nothing has been proven on the OD. BUT cardiac arrest has... BROKEN HEART.

1550 days ago
22.

Phreaky    

And just as I said on the other thread, the loons will be quick to start pointing a finger at Sharon.
Give it a rest.

1550 days ago
23.

Xenu    

I heard this on the radio last night and all I could think was "There is a God!"

1550 days ago
24.

sighman    

It's possible Brittany came back to haunt Simon and he just couldn't take it.Now maybe everyone can rest in peace.

1550 days ago
25.

Linda    

Why is it "Loony" to say "look at the Mom!"?????? why? She found them both. Seems obvious to me. Not loony.

1550 days ago
26.

tokersexchick    

I HOPE HE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES. IT WAS OBVIOUS HE LOVED BRITTANY AS MUCH AS ONE PERSON CAN LOVE ANOTHER. I FEEL FOR THE MOTHER THIS IS ALOT TO DEAL WITH.

1550 days ago
27.

Kay    

This loser stopped being interesting a long time ago.

1550 days ago
28.

Tasha    

Other TMX articles have said there were NO pills tied to Momjack's death. I think with his health problems he was a ticking time bomb. That being said, it is and eerie coincidence. IF, Sharon played a role in his death, what was the motive...money? Brittany left all her money to her Mom and he had none so what gives. I'm sure the police will do a thorough investigation to see if Sharon had anything to do with Monjack's death. That being said, poor woman to find her daughter and now her son-in-law dead within 4 months of each other is rather creepy....

1550 days ago
29.

jenn    

I think he did it on purpose. after the lost off his wife.

1550 days ago
30.

Leah    

Just wondering, for the folks bashing gossip sites, if you are so against them and what they say then why are you here? It's not like you can't get your news from a gazillion other places on the internet. Just a thought, no judgements.

1550 days ago
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