Just Five Months After Brittany Murphy was Found Dead, Simon Monjack Died as Well
Although not a technical medical condition, a broken heart may be what ultimately caused the death of Simon Monjack, the screenwriter/producer husband of the late actress Brittany Murphy.
December seemed to hit the 39-year-old Monjack pretty hard. At present, the preliminary cause of death has been determined to be natural causes, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, pending an autopsy and a rendering of the official cause of death by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. And what is more natural than a broken heart?
Brittany Murphy's death came as a shock not only to her husband but to the movie industry. She was only 32. Speculation about a drug overdose or some type of eating disorder vanished after the official Coroner's Office final autopsy listed the cause of death as pneumonia complicated by acute anemia. Although preventable and treatable, Murphy's death was ruled as accidental.
Simon Monjack was found dead in his Los Angeles home Sunday night by firefighters responding to the 911 call made by Sharon Murphy, Brittany Murphy's mother, who found the body in the master bedroom. Sharon Murphy lived in the home with her daughter and Monjack. Since no sign of foul play or criminal activity could be determined, the LAPD turned the body over to the Coroner's Office for their investigation.
Simon Monjack physical appearance after the death of his wife in December was hard on him. Three months after the actress had been found unresponsive in the shower by her mother, Monjack allowed a website into his home and even allowed them to film the room where Murphy had died. Monjack said the room had not been touched since the actress had died. In the interview, Monjack appeared unshaven, unkempt, looking as if he had gained a considerable amount of weight since his wife's passing.
"Its just a tragedy at this point, its really hard on all of us, and his family." reports one of Monjacks best friends and a close friend to the family. A hard hit family especially after the death of Brittany Murphy.