Very sad news to pass along today … last night, at approximately 9:30PM PT, the late Brittany Murphy‘s surviving husband passed away in the couple’s Hollywood home, the very same home where Brittany passed away last December. Almost 5 months to day, Simon Monjack was discovered unconscious in his bedroom right next to the bathroom where Murphy died on December 20. Thus far, no cause of death has been determined/released but no matter the cause, the news is very very sad:
The husband of actress Brittany Murphy was found dead Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Screenwriter Simon Monjack died at the home in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road, just five months after the death of his wife, according to Sgt. Louie Lozano. The cause of death was unknown late Sunday night. “We have detectives at scene,” Lozano said. “They are conducting their investigation. Once we have further information, we will provide it.” At 9:24 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a 911 call for an “unspecified medical aid request,” according to spokesman Brian Humphrey. Fire Department personnel provided medical services to Monjack, and he was pronounced dead, according to a Los Angeles police sergeant, who declined to give his name, at the Hollywood Station late Sunday night. The sergeant said detectives were arriving at the home. In February, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled that Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Coroner’s officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of “drug intake,” and her Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident.
This is such shockingly sad news … what a tragedy over all. THIS report claims that it was Murphy‘s mother who found Monjack in an unresponsive state last night before she called 911 (as you may recall, Murphy‘s mother was the one who also discovered her daughter’s body last December) but thus far that has not been confirmed. Whatever the case may be, it’s just all so very sad. To be honest, I wouldn’t at all be surprised to learn that Monjack may have ended his own life but I suppose it’s just as possible that his will to live just stopped in the wake of his wife’s loss (tho, TMZ is now reporting that sources are telling them it might’ve been an accidental overdose). Brittany Murphy passed away so suddenly, at such a young age … I can see how Monjack‘s grief might’ve had a hand in his death. My deepest condolences go out to his entire family. So very sad.