Simon Monjack: According to a docuseries, Brittany Murphy’s husband ‘enabled her to die.’
On May 23, 2010, five months after Murphy’s death, her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, was discovered dead at the couple’s Hollywood home.
Brittany Murphy’s death shook the globe in December 2009. She died at the age of 32 in unknown circumstances. The actor and singer’s life and terrible death are examined in a new docu-series called “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?”
“Its balance between serious reevaluation of its subject and true-crime salaciousness tilts notably toward the latter,” writes Time magazine of the Cynthia Hill-directed docuseries. “The line between vindicating an unfairly vilified individual and continuing to exploit her posthumously has rarely been so narrow,” the assessment added. News from the Brinkwire Was Brittany Murphy assassinated? Even after a decade, her father suspects foul play, but her death remains unexplained. What caused Brittany Murphy’s death? Expert rules out homicide because actress had “an absolutely slovenly, poor existence.” Murphy’s death was ruled an accident in February 2010 by the Los Angeles County coroner, who blamed pneumonia, an iron deficiency, and “multiple drug intoxication” for his death. “Multiple medicines were present in the blood, with increased levels of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and chlorpheniramine,” the coroner’s report stated. There was also L-methamphetamine.” “The pattern of usage of these drugs suggests that they are being used to treat symptoms of a cold or other respiratory infection,” it said. “Acetaminophen and hydrocodone are components of Vicodin,” the study continued. Some over-the-counter drugs contain chlorpheniramine as an active component. Some inhalers contain L-methamphetamine as a component.” Despite this, her death has remained a mystery for real crime readers and followers of her work. Her demise was only made more intriguing by her husband’s strange death not long after. Murphy’s spouse, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, was found dead in the couple’s Hollywood home on May 23, 2010, five months after Murphy’s death. His death, too, was caused by acute pneumonia and severe anemia, according to the Los Angeles County coroner in July. At the time, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter stated, “Just like Brittany.”
Monjack’s mother, Linda Monjack, told People magazine in January 2010 that her son was “unwell, and the physicians are conducting tests.” It is not for me to say whether he has a heart condition; you must ask him, but sure, he has had health issues in the past. I believe it’s general information, and it’s been reported in the press, that he suffered a little heart attack on his way back from Puerto Rico a week after Brittany’s death.” The new docuseries focuses on Murphy and Monjack, and the question of whether the latter was involved in Murphy’s death. Amber, a reporter for Brinkwire Brief News, appears in the documentary.