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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.


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.


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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Roger Neal has now protected his Twitter account. The rest of the story which TMZ were given can be found by looking at a saved copy of his tweets here

1286 days ago


It is up to the cemetery personnell How scary is that

1284 days ago


Mija forest lawn cemetery is where Michael jackson is buried. To many people were defrauding it afer michael died so they have made it strictly family. It was heart breaking when brittany murphey and Heath ledger died. They were both young so full of life and so talented. The world needs more people like them.

1278 days ago


Brittany - RIP I'm not sure why a man wanting to visit his deceased daughter should make headlines but I don't think one needs to be present at the final resting place -- you can pretty much talk to the dead anywhere.

1278 days ago


Why would he ever be prevented from visiting her grave, father or not? Forest Lawn is open to the public and she is buried in a public area in the cemetery.

1277 days ago


fyi... some believe that both Brittney and husband Simon were murdered:

1276 days ago


Brittany Murphy -- a beautiful young woman and fine actress. I feel nothing but sadness over her death.

1273 days ago


Oh wow. I thought they changed the death certificate to the real reason she died! Just like her boyfriend died the exact same way not long after.

1273 days ago


Uhh...Anybody can go to her grave site. It's not in a mausoleum. Just drive right past the guard. Don't look for Simon though...his site (next to her's) is still unmarked...

1273 days ago


Mija, Forest Lawn Cemetery has always been very protective of its celebrity residents. Try going there and asking where a celebrity is buried in their cemetery. They'll either ask you to leave or coldly state that they don't provide that information. That's why celebs want to be buried there---privacy even in death.

1264 days ago


ok all three of them lived in the same house do the math ppl two of them are dead and one of them is still alive makes me wonder if her mom killed them both for the money, the mom probaly knew that she get everything.

1263 days ago


I still can't help but wonder if there was foul play involved.

1261 days ago

Michael Roland Williams    

Glad to see the change. I believe it was very likely that mold was the culprit. It can contribute to a lot of illness.

1037 days ago


she died of pneumonia

1035 days ago
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