Husband of tragic star Brittany Murphy found dead

The British-born husband of late actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead.

The body of screenwriter Simon Monjack was discovered at his Hollywood Hills home yesterday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The cause of his death is as yet unknown. Police are investigating at ther scene.

Eight Mile and Clueless star Murphy, 32, died in her husband’s arms in December after collapsing in the shower.

An inquest found that she died from pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anaemia and multiple drug intoxication.

Coroner’s officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of “drug intake” and her December 20 death was classified as an accident.


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She married Monjack, from north London, in a Jewish ceremony in LA in May 2007.

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