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Simon Monjack

Simon Mark Monjack (9 March 1970 – 23 May 2010) was an English screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the widower of American actress Brittany Murphy. Monjack was born to Jewish parents in Hillingdon, Greater London. He grew up in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. He attended Juniper Hill School, Flackwell Heath, then Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. When he was 15, his father, William (1949–1986), died of a brain tumour in Oxfordshire. His mother Linda (née Hall), a hypnotherapist, lives in Bourne End. Monjack directed, produced, and wrote the B-movie Two Days, Nine Lives in 2000. He received story credit for the 2006 biopic Factory Girl about Warhol actress/model Edie Sedgwick. Director George Hickenlooper contends that "Monjack had nothing to do with Factory Girl" and that "he filed a frivolous lawsuit against us [...] making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel." Monjack denied these claims. In 2007, E! News reported that Monjack was slated to direct a film adaptation of D. M. Thomas's novel about Sigmund Freud, The White Hotel, with

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Brittany Murphy House Auction Put on Ice

Brittany Murphy House Auction Put on Ice

Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack's Hollywood death house won't be auctioned off today as planned -- in fact, TMZ has learned, the property could remain in purgatory for another two weeks.The… READ MORE >

Brittany Murphy's House Goes Up for Auction

Brittany Murphy's House Goes Up for Auction

The house both Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack died in has gone into foreclosure and will be auctioned off tomorrow ... this according to court docs.The house, located in the… READ MORE >

- 1279 days ago
Sharon Murphy -- 'Disturbed' by Simon's Bed Report

Sharon Murphy -- 'Disturbed' by Simon's Bed Report

Sharon Murphy is lashing out at the L.A. County Coroner's report on Simon Monjack's death -- especially the part that references her sharing a bed with Simon.TMZ broke the story ... according to… READ MORE >

- 1444 days ago
Brittany Murphy's Mom -- Shared Bed with Monjack

Brittany Murphy's Mom -- Shared Bed with Monjack

Brittany Murphy's mother told investigators that she shared a bed with her daughter's husband Simon Monjack after Brittany passed away ... this according to sources close to the investigation. The… READ MORE >

- 1445 days ago
Brittany Murphy, Husband's Deaths -- the Mold Factor

Brittany Murphy, Husband's Deaths -- the Mold Factor

The investigation into Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack's deaths is now being handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, TMZ has learned ... and it's all because of mold found… READ MORE >

- 1468 days ago
Simon Monjack Dies From Same Cause as Brittany

Simon Monjack Dies From Same Cause as Brittany

TMZ has learned ... Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, died from acute pneumonia and severe anemia. The L.A. County Coroner found prescription medications in Simon's blood stream but not… READ MORE >

- 1472 days ago
TMZ Live: Oksana, Lohan, and Simon Monjack

TMZ Live: Oksana, Lohan, and Simon Monjack

We took your questions today on everything -- including Sheriff's plans to investigate Oksana Grigorieva for extortion, Lindsay Lohan still getting her prescription meds in jail, and the… READ MORE >

- 1472 days ago
Simon Monjack -- Death Clue in Voicemail

Simon Monjack -- Death Clue in Voicemail

TMZ has learned law enforcement officials are investigating a mysterious clue in the Simon Monjack death case -- a curious voicemail that Simon left on his own cell phone. Sources close to the… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
Simon Monjack's Secret -- Kids

Simon Monjack's Secret -- Kids

TMZ has learned ...a laptop computer has unearthed a secret Simon Monjack carried to his death -- he had two kids.Simon's mom, brother and therapist stayed at Simon's home last week with Brittany… READ MORE >

- 1510 days ago
Simon Monjack -- Cause of Death Still a Mystery

Simon Monjack -- Cause of Death Still a Mystery

We just obtained the death certificate of Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack ... and the cause of death has not been determined.According to the document, the cause of death is… READ MORE >

- 1521 days ago

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