In December 20, 2009, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to “a medical request” at the Los Angeles home where actress Brittany Murphy shared with her husband Simon Monjack.
Murphy and Monjack were wed on April 12, 2007.
The actress had apparently collapsed in a bathroom. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate Murphy on the scene. She was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:04 after going into cardiac arrest.
Shortly after her death, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter reported that she died of natural causes. “It appears to be natural.”
A NEW toxicology report ordered by the family of Clueless actor Brittany Murphy says rat poison may have been the cause of her death.
Murphy’s mother found her dead at home on December 20, 2009 and the Los Angeles Coroner ruled her death was due to pneumonia and anemia. Strangely, Brittany’s husband Simon Monjack died from the same causes a five months later.
But an independent report ordered by her father Angelo Bertolotti found that the actor did not die of natural causes, according to The Examiner. The report even suggests that Brittany and Simon could have been murdered by a third party.
Following years of litigation Bertolotti was able to obtain samples of her hair, blood and tissue for testing. The Examiner reports that “based on the symptoms” exhibited by Brittany and Simon before their deaths, he ordered testing for heavy metals and toxins. According to the report the Los Angeles Coroner did not test for heavy metals.
he web site quotes the lab report, “Ten (10) of the heavy metals evaluated were detected at levels higher that the WHO (The World Health Organization) high levels … 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.”
Heavy metals are found in many rat poisons and insecticides. At the time of her death, Brittany displayed the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning including: headaches, dizziness, abdominal cramps, coughing, sweating, disorientation, wheezing, congestion and pneumonia.
“Vicious rumors, spread by tabloids, unfairly smeared Brittany’s reputation,” said Angelo Bertolotti. “My daughter was neither anorexic nor a drug junkie, as they repeatedly implied. Brittany and Simon were ridiculed by The Hollywood Reporter, when they complained of being under surveillance and in fear of their lives. I will not rest until the truth about these tragic events is told. There will be justice for Brittany.”
ABOUT: Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack
Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles, California as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting.
Simon Mark Monjack was a British screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the widower of American actress Brittany Murphy.
Simon Monjack died five months later on May 23, 2010 at the same house, with an allegedly identical cause of death as Brittany (pneumonia and anemia).
Brittany Murphy Trivia
She was set to star in a biopic of Janis Joplin, but the film was grounded over battles for the rights to Joplin’s songs. She had won the role over Courtney Love and Emily Watson.
She was ranked 32nd on the Maxim Hot 100 List, 2003.
She was the lead singer in her ’90s band ‘Blessed With Soul’.
Her mother, Sharon Murphy, is a survivor of breast cancer.
Her high school prom date was Jonathan Brandis.
(January to August 2004) She was engaged to Jeff Kwatinetz.
Eric Balfour was a member of her ’90s band ‘Blessed With Soul’.
She sang at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
Her paternal grandparents were both of Italian descent. Her maternal grandfather had Irish ancestry. Her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Kochan, was the daughter of Slovak parents, Wasil Kochan and Sophie Salanski.
She was ranked 8th on the Maxim Hot 100 List, 2005.
She was engaged to Joe Macaluso from December 2005 – August 2006.
She was born Brittany Bertolotti but changed her name to Brittany Anne Murphy when her parents split.
She stated in her will that all of her assets should be left to her mother, Sharon Murphy.
She played the trumpet and piano.
She visited the US troops in Baghdad and Kuwait.
She took dance classes six days a week as a kid.
Her teenage crushes were Johnny Carson and Robin Williams.
She conquered her fear of flying through praying and sleeping.
She was named ‘Hollywood’s biggest flirt’ by an American teen poll.
Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Diana Ross were her career idols.
She had a breast cancer scare and lumps removed from her right breast.
She thought of the tabloids and paparazzi as a family member, a weird cousin.
She kept a notebook by her bed and would write poems in the middle of the night.
She always drank the same brand of water when travelling – Evian.
She had trouble gaining weight, due to her high metabolism.
She pitched a story about Craig Castaldo for Access Hollywood.
She bought all the jewelry she wore in Uptown Girls (2003).
She decided to go blond after dreaming about it twice.
She broke her nose three times and reset it herself.
She had a maltese named Clara, after .
She was occasionally mistaken for Gwen Stefani.
She was nearsighted and wore contact lenses.