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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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Wow, Brittany died of a heart attack less than a year ago, and now the husband. That is really creepy. I never did get living with the mother thang -- wonder why she was in his bedroom last night. Things that make you go hmmm.....

1528 days ago


The gossip rags didn't kill him, come on, it was either pills or obesity...

1528 days ago


Could it be suicide possibly or has that been ruled out? like him overdosing intentionally on pills?

1528 days ago


That whole lot were/are a bunch of wacko druggies. Let's hope the mother ODs also soon. Good Riddance.

1528 days ago


Two "overdoses" in the same house only a few months apart? Am I the only one that sees something very WRONG happening here?? I don't believe in coincidences, time for the detectives to earn their money and see who they owed money to. Who may have had it out for them? Two people dying the exact same way only a few months apart.....I ain't buyin it!!!!

1528 days ago


So sad. To think just six months ago this couple was alive and somewhat thriving. That house has baaaad energy.

Hope Sharon is well and that she has someone to turn to.

1528 days ago

I'm a crazy person...    

I wonder if all those die hard MJ fans think THIS is Conrad Murray's fault too? We ALL know that they don't believe an accidental overdose - ESPECIALLY by someone with a long, known history of prescription drug abuse like MJ - is possible. This MUST be Murray's fault.

1528 days ago


Has anyone even thought to consider that maybe the Mom was being blackmailed by Monjack too! If someone used your daughter to pay off debts like Mr Peterson said Monjack did, and then to have your daughter die, wouldn't you want that guy out of your house? Britney gave everything to her mom. Why would she want him to stay and even talk about moving with him to New York. Revenge maybe???
"Here Jack, I have some prescription pills for you, it will help you forget all about your pain". " Now go to sleep and I'll check on you later". :)
Wouldn't that be a hoot! Go MOM!

1528 days ago


Thank You!!! at least some ppl think like me!! yesss I think Sharon might have had something to do with it...but then again, if he was such a douche then who cares.
and please stop saying the house was haunted..that's just childish

1528 days ago


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

No!! I didn't see that coming. Thanks Captain Obvious, I mean law enforcement sources.

1528 days ago


It's the only way she could get his greedy ass out the house because homeboy wasn't goin no where. I heard he was eating all the food up and wouldn't leave none for her. she was always mad that she would find crumbs trails of crumbs from the kitchen to the bed.

1528 days ago

Cynthia T    

Oh that poor poor woman. She must be a basket case. My heart goes out to her.

1528 days ago


I would never wish death on anyone. That is just bad karma. This was a person. No matter what people thought of him he was a human being. No one should die at 37. This is just sad all around.

1528 days ago


Sharon needs to hook up with Howard K. Stern....Match made in hell!

1528 days ago


The media needs to eliminate the phrase "accidental drug overdose." Take out the word "accidental" and there's your suspected cause of death. It's not accidental that they are putting drugs in their system.

1528 days ago
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