Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack wants you to know something about his wife's death: neither drugs nor alcohol nor an eating disorder killed Brittany at 32 — it was her broken heart, both literally and metaphorically. 5 Brittany Murphy Characters We Fell In Love With
Say otherwise, and you'll get sued. And he's looking at you British tabloids, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.
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Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, both he and his mother-in-law said that Murphy did not use drugs or alcohol and that they are awaiting a determination from coroner's officials that will end speculation prescription medicine caused Murphy's death on Dec. 20 at age 32. Per that same interview:
Murphy had mitral valve prolapse, a common condition where a heart valve does not properly close, but doctors said the actress "would live a long and healthy life," Monjack said.
"She had a fear of dying," [Mother] Sharon Murphy said. "She would not take too much caffeine. She wouldn't even have a glass of champagne on New Year's. She was just high on life, and people see that as something else I guess."
The troves of prescription drugs found around the house? Some of them belonged to him, and those that didn't — Klonopin and Sarafem — were no big deal, saying that he did not think a harmful interaction of drugs played a role in his wife's death. Did Brittany Die Because Of Her Spouse's Habits?
"She had been sick with flu-like symptoms in the days before her death and had been taking Robitussin, but nothing more," he said, adding: "She was alive one minute and she was dead the next," Monjack said.
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"You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy's heart? Hollywood broke Brittany Murphy's heart," Simon told to Larry King in another interview earlier this week.
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