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Brittany Murphy -- Change On Death Certificate

4/11/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

More than a year after Brittany Murphy's death, officials have finally added her father's name to her death certificate ... after the guy complained he was being blocked from visiting his daughter's grave because of doubts he was a relative.

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When Brittany died back in 2009, the death certificate read "Unknown" in the box asking for the name of her father -- this, despite the fact Angelo Bertolotti is listed as the father on Brittany's BIRTH certificate.

Angelo was married to Brittany's mom ... but they divorced when Brittany was 2 years old.

Angelo tells TMZ  ... initially he wasn't upset with the snub ... but he subsequently got angry when the staff at Forest Lawn cemetery wouldn't allow him to visit Brittany's grave site because he couldn't prove he was family.

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So Angelo petitioned for a change -- and after bringing his I.D., photos of himself with Brittany and Brittany's birth certificate to the L.A. County Registrar ... his name was belatedly added to her death certificate.

Angelo tells us he's recently visited his daughter's grave several times ... without incident.


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1.

Criss    

That really was a drag when she died. She was much too damn young!

1289 days ago
2.

will    

its sad months after she died her husband died so sad...............happy the father can visit her now

1289 days ago
3.

mija    

Stars even have protection on their graves too? What happened with being buried in a normal cemetery where people can pay their respects? I understand Michael Jackson but Britney Murphy?

1289 days ago
4.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

did she die in a plane crash or overdose?

1289 days ago
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mystery    

If his name was on the birth certificate, wouldn't that be proof enough that he was a family member?

1289 days ago
6.

pryncera    

Umm...the old and new forms are two DIFFERENT forms. If you're gonna lie...make it a good one at least.

1289 days ago
7.

DJFunkyGrrL    

(#5 MIDNIGHT TOKER) Brittany Murphy died from complications of drug toxicity and pneumonia.

With the Forrest Lawn cemetery staff giving Brittany’s father a hard time, visiting his daughter’s grave, I guess Brittany’s fans should not even try.

1289 days ago
8.

Canadasux    

Bureaucrats everywhere usually leave no stone unturned when it comes to "effing" the lives of ordinary citizens.

1289 days ago
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Canadasux    

tfdtrdtrdtr: F-YOU! GET YOUR C R A P OFF THIS SITE!

1289 days ago
10.

STFU    

#7 pryncera, this is REAL. When you change anything on a death certificate, it goes on a separate page. Her death certificate is now 3 pages long. The first page which is out there on the web, the 2nd page which lists her updated cause of death (from deferred) and signed by the deputy coroner, and the 3rd page correcting the "unknown" father.

1289 days ago
11.

STFU    

Where's the rest of the story, TMZ? You left off a ton of details about what Sharon said regarding paternity. All of her lies.

1289 days ago
12.

Justice For Brittany    

According to Sharon Murphy's former publicist Roger Neal, Sharon is now denying Angelo Bertolotti is Brittany's father. That some other man is. That Angelo, and Brittany's half-brothers are "bogus".

Way to kick a man when he is already down. :(

More here: http://justiceforbrittany.tumblr.com

TMZ - please look into this and do a follow-up story??

1289 days ago
13.

Lisa    

#12: I'd love to hear more about Sharon's lies. You know she's writing a book about Brittany. Says it's "truth-filled". Doesn't seem like it with all the lies coming out about Brittany's paternal half.

What a disgrace. :(

1289 days ago
14.

STFU    

Check out Sharon's statements via her pr-

https://twitter.com/imakestars/status/51473498132062208

https://twitter.com/imakestars/status/51026340522102784

1289 days ago
15.

STFU    

More-


https://twitter.com/imakestars/status/51473168925327360...

https://twitter.com/imakestars/status/514738960...33099776

1289 days ago
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