New details have been released on the sudden death of actress Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack’s, reaction to his wife’s tragic death and his opposition to an autopsy. Read more on this story below.
Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack was seen pacing back and forth in front of their house after returning from the hospital where his wife was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m.
Monjack was viewed by witnesses at the scene crying and screaming while on the phone that afternoon with a bodyguard, family, and the county coroner at his home.
Sharon, Brittany’s mother, who discovered her daughter unconscious and called 911, stayed at the hospital until later in the afternoon.
Neighbors saw Brittany being wheeled out to the ambulance on a stretcher.
Claire Staples, who lives near Simon and Brittany stated, “It was obvious she was already gone by the time they brought her down from the house.”
The paramedics were giving Murphy CPR by, “sticking tubes down her throat,” but Staples said that Brittany already, “looked yellow.”
As paramedics attempted to revive Brittany, a very shaken Simon Monjack was still in his pajamas and stayed away from the body.
Simon Monjack told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that he didn’t’ want an autopsy performed on Brittany.
It makes you wonder just what Monjack doesn’t want discovered?
But although Monjack doesn’t want the autopsy, the Los Angeles Country Coroner’s office will be performing the autopsy and conducting an investigation.
Brittany’s mother told paramedics that her daughter was diabetic, so it could be what contributed to Murphy’s death. Other media sources have suggested an eating disorder and alleged cocaine use.
Ed Winter from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office stated that foul play is not suspected. There were prescription medications found in the home, but the coroner did not give any details. There will be a toxicology report but results may take six weeks or more.
Update: TMZ has reported that Brittany was very sick in the hours before her death. She had been taking prescription medications for flu symptoms she had for several days. Murphy started vomiting early Sunday morning.
Sources stated, “There were a lot … a lot of prescriptions in the house.”
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