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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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76.

LOL    

PPL COME ON ITS NOT THE MOM..THATS CRAZY..ITS RXS MEDS..ITS PRESCRIBED TO A PERSON.THE MOM DIDNT GO TO THE DRS & ASKED FOR THE RXS,THE PATIENTS DID..SO THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES..YOU KNOW PPL LIKE THAT THEY ARE CALLED PILL POPPERS!!

1510 days ago
77.

Throwback kid    

Something stinks in suberbia folks! Two young people both die in the same house and the mother discovers both of them?

1510 days ago
78.

Big Artie    

Possible OD...Ya Think???

1510 days ago
79.

Glorydais    

HE GOT MURKED! HE WAS ABOUT TO OPEN HIS MOUTH ABOUT WHO DID WHAT TO BRITTNEY MURPHY AND THEY SENT HIM TO GO SWIM WITH THE FISH. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. HE WASN'T READY TO LOSE HER JUST YET. HOLLYWOOD IS NASTY DIRTY PLACE LIKE THAT.

1510 days ago
80.

elephantboy    

Bababooey!

1510 days ago
81.

Stewart    

No secret that both Brittany and Simon were drug addicts. They died from an overdose.

1510 days ago
82.

Glorydais    

THIS IS WHAT BRITTNEY MURPHY'S BROTHER HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS:



Tony Bertolotti:



"I didn’t have a reaction to the news. The guy was insane. He tried to keep my father’s name off [Murphy's] death certificate. When I told my dad, Angelo, about the news, he felt he same way. We are sad for my sister — not for him. I wasn’t shocked to be honest. That’s two out of three people that have died living in that house within six months. When are people going to open their eyes about what was going on there? Our family thinks that this thing will still blow-up, and that the truth will eventually come-out about our sister. At this time, we have no sympathy for her mother as she went along with what Simon Monjack wanted. Our thoughts and prayers are for Brittany Murphy."



HER MOTHER ALWAYS SEEMS TO FIND DEAD BODIES IN THE HOUSE. FUNNY!



1510 days ago
83.

Linda    

Even if her mom knew he was still using.What could she do he a grown man. And probaly tryed to dull his grief wth pills. IT SAD ANOTHER PERSON DIES FROM ADDICTION. its not just stars dying from pills there are millions of people addicted to pills. They are the devil and they kill.Look at all the people going to Florida everyday for these dam things. Our country needs to crack down on these stupid pain clinics that are destroying lifes. I know there are some people that have chronic pain and I understand they have no choice. but people abusing is making it hard for people that really need pain relief burdened to try to find a doctor that dont treat them like thier some kind of drug addict.People need to show proof they need these pills.I think they need to find better ways to relieve pain. Even people that need it take them risk of getting addicted becuase it takes over your body and you cant just stop them without having horrible WD.

1510 days ago
84.

my opinion    

extremely sad...I feel sorry for Brittney's mom...may God,bless her through these terrible times.

1510 days ago
85.

DrkAnjl    

Why...WHY!..WHY!!! Why must all the young a beautiful die so soon, NOT--what's that dude's name?--NOT SIMON MONJACK!!! TOO SOON!!! TOO SOON!!!!!!!!!!

1510 days ago
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1510 days ago
87.

LEE    

Okay something is wrong here. Sharon Murphy is the one who found her daughter and she is the one who found her son-in-law, so who can say murder????

1509 days ago
88.

Me    

This guy was awfully young to have had a heart attack earlier and now to have scheduled bypass surgery for this September! Wow.
I still think it's going to turn out to be an overdose, though. Hopefully I'll be wrong.............

1509 days ago
89.

B    

well he was her enabler..

1509 days ago
90.

kc0904    

bypass surgery in sept?? It could not have been that critical of a heart issue for them to schedule the surgery months away. sounds very strange

1509 days ago
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