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Was Brittany Murphy Poisoned?

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Brittany Murphy died in 2009 at an incredibly young 32 years of age, and her creepo husband, Simon Monjack, went five months after her. Oddly, they both were said to have died from complications of the same illness: pneumonia and anemia. It was a weird ass story and it isn’t over yet. While the story never seemed very clear-cut to me (the incidence of prescription and over-the-counter medications in her bloodstream, the mother moving in with Monjack after Brittany died  and then trying to sell her belongings – including an old passport – at an auction, etc.), now some lab reports from hair tested by Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti.

“Ten (10) of the heavy metals evaluated were detected at levels higher that the WHO [The World Health Organization] high levels. Testing the hair strand sample identified as back of the head we have detected ten (10) heavy metals at levels above the WHO high levels recommendation.

“If we were to eliminate the possibility of a simultaneous accidental heavy metals exposure to the sample donor then the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.”

So wait, she was poisoned with rat poison? That must mean Monjack was too, which must mean a third party was involved, which… sorta points to Brittany’s mother, Sharon. But then, that doesn’t make much sense because she presumably would have fought the father getting this lab test, knowing that substances would show up in them? Who knows?

What do you think happened here? Do you think we’ll ever find out?

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Everyone Is An Idiot: the Brittany Murphy “Wrongful Death” Suit that Never Was

A photo of Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack

Kinda hard to believe that Brittany Murphy died two years ago, right? And all those cause-of-death rumors! Cocaine. Meth. Anorexia. The suspicious, weird-looking widower.

When Sharon Murphy told reporters her daughter “had a cold” when she died, people rolled their eyes. Then the coroner’s office ruled that the 32-year old really had died of pneumonia, complicated by anemia and prescription pills.

Ohhh. Pills, everyone thought, because yeah, pills could definitely kill a person. But then Brittany’s husband, Simon Monjack, died six months later. Of pneumonia and anemia, and not pills.

Then, when Monjack died, the coroner’s office began to suspect toxic mold as the culprit.

It would’ve been nice to have that theory confirmed sooner rather than later, but Sharon Murphy wouldn’t let the health department inside the house. Which is, I don’t know, very needlessly combative? It wasn’t until Brittany’s mother tried to sell the house—and eventually did, for $2.7 million—that she was like, “Oh, there’s toxic mold in here.” I mean, it was forever before Sharon Murphy moved out of the Killer House and into a hotel, even. Sheesh, lady.

Anyway. This timeline is so twisted, I’m having some trouble making sense of it myself, but here’s how I see it:

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Simon Monjack Was Sleeping With His Wife’s Mom When He Died

According to TMZ, when Simon Monjack died just a few short months ago, Brittany Murphy’s mom, Sharon, was sleeping in bed with him:

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 L.A. Coroner’s Office just released their report on Simon Monjack’s death.

In the report, the investigator documents an exchange with a person whose name has been withheld — but whom law enforcement sources have identified as Brittany’s mother, Sharon Murphy.

According to the report, the investigator and the unnamed person (Sharon) were going through the master bedroom in the Hollywood Hills home that Simon shared with Brittany … when (Sharon) pointed to one side of Simon’s bed and identified it as “her side of the bed.”

Sharon also told the investigator that certain prescriptions in the nightstand — bearing the names Sharon Murphy and Sharon Monjack — were also hers.

The report doesn’t suggest sexual contact between the two.

The autopsy report also claims that Monjack was much, much sicker than anyone thought – not only was he suffering from pneumonia at his time of death, he also suffered multiple heart problems and grand mal seizures. The report also verifies that Monjack had three types of anti-depressants in his system, along with pain medications, anti-anxiety drugs, heart medications and anti-hypertensive drugs, though the coroner’s office ruled out any kind of overdose, as the drugs were at ‘safe’ levels.

Previous suggestions that toxic mold had anything to do with both Brittany Murphy’s or Simon Monjack’s deaths were refuted early on after Simon’s death by Sharon Monjack, who is the last-remaining survivor in the family home.

How scary. How awful. How … bizarre that Sharon was sleeping with Simon. And by ‘sleeping,’ I genuinely mean ‘sleeping,’ not ‘fucking.’ Was there something going on between the two people, or were they both just so sad and wrecked over the loss of Brittany – a loving daughter and doting wife – that the two joined together in an effort to comfort one another in the only way they knew how?

This Is Why You Clean Your House

Or at least have somebody inspect it every once in a while.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, shared the same cause of death: pneumonia and anemia.  It turns out that the Department of Public Health has taken over the investigation of their deaths because of some mold that was found in the house.

The mold issue came up way back when, just after Brittany died, but it wasn’t said to be a “contributing factor.”  Guess again, right? After Simon died, Brittany’s mom wouldn’t let the coroner in to check out the mold, but it looks like she’s changed her mind. Probably because the house is killing people and she doesn’t want to be the final victim.  Way to look out for number one, Mrs. Murphy.

Today in Pretty Weird News

I know it’s been just forever, but do you guys remember Simon Monjack? Brittany Murphy’s husband? The one who died not six months after Murphy herself passed?

Well, it turns out that the LA County Coroner has got the final word back on Monjack’s autopsy: Monjack’s cause of death was the same as his late wife, Brittany’s. Back in December, Brittany died from what was said ultimately to be pneumonia and anemia, and the coroner has released a statement stating that Monjack, who passed away in May, died of … pneumonia and anemia.

It’s the mom. It’s totally the mom. She’s a vampire who, after sucking her victim’s blood, replaces the lost blood with some kind of watery substitute, which ultimately settles in the lungs — hence, the whole pneumonia thing.

No, I’m joking. I don’t know whether she’s a vampire or not, jeez.

But the whole thing’s pretty weird, if you ask me.

Simon Monjack Had A Secret Or Two

A photo of Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy

And those secrets were children.

When Simon’s family went through his computer after his death, they found a series of emails from two different women who demanded child support from Monjack.  The family handed the computer over to the coroner, and after the emails were reviewed, it was found that Monjack had a son with one of the women and a daughter with the other.

The computer also showed that Monjack was wiring a lot of money – as much as $48,000 in a single transfer – to various lawyers, and to someone from a settlement of unknown origins.

There’s always been suspicions of Monjack being a little off, but this is absurd.  Do you think Brittany knew about the kids, or was this a secret that Monjack was hoping to keep all to his creepy self?

Simon Monjack Found Dead

photo of brittany murphy and simon monjack, both now dead

Simon Monjack, widower of the late Brittany Murphy, was found dead in the home he shared with Murphy’s mother last night. Murphy’s mother, Sharon, found Monjack unconscious in the master bedroom late last evening and sources claim that the preliminarily determined cause of death is cardiac arrest — just like Brittany herself.

The LAPD claims that yes, while there were (still) various prescription medications in the home, they are ruling out any suspicious conditions or suicide.

Murphy was found dead in her home on December 20th, 2009 and almost five months to the day later, her husband, Monjack, was found dead apparently by the same cause of death.

I guess it’s not surprising … the dude, even when Brittany was living, seemed high-strung and indulgent (what, with his thirty or forty pounds of excess weight, love of thick Cuban cigars and drink), but it is kind of weird, and of course, sad. Monjack definitely went off the deep end after Murphy’s death and I think that also attributed to these inevitable circumstances, too.

If I were Brittany’s mom, I’d get the fuck out of that house before it claimed me, too. Maybe we’ve got a real, live Amityville Horror house here in the Hollywood Hills, just waiting to claim its next victim. Who the fuck knows. Crazy stuff.

But anyway, whatever these two kids were together was obviously something that transcended life itself. Though many couldn’t (and still don’t) understand the strange appeal that Monjack had to the late Brittany, you only have to look through the photos of the two together to see that Murphy did appear to be deliriously happy.

RIP, Simon; I hope you’re finally at peace with yourself and Brittany, now, too.

[Update: TMZ is exclusively reporting, though law enforcement officials state otherwise, that Monjack may have died from an accidental overdose.]