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Brittany Murphy's Husband Calls Overdose Claims "Rubbish"

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We'll find out for sure in a few weeks!

Brittany Murphy
's bereaved husband Simon Monjack is outraged at the rumors that his wife died from a drug overdose or related to an eating disorder. He says:

"I'm confident it wasn't an overdose. She was not a drug addict…There's no question that's rubbish…My wife did not take anything on the morning of her death that would have caused her to be sick or ill, let alone die. It's beyond even the sickest speculation…

"The attacks on me, the attacks on my wife and suggestions that she was anorexic and drug addicted, it's like, look at the (recent) photographs. Look at that smile. That's not the smile of an anorexic or drug addict or someone in a bad marriage. That's someone who was content with her life."

Simon also says that he and his wife planned to release a book of photography in celebration of their marriage. Many of the photos can be found on his photography website.

"The photos (of Brittany) were all taken over a period of one year," he says. "She was a powerful, strong beautiful woman, despite being my baby and her mother's life."

Monjack has also addressed his shady past but disagreed with many of the claims flying around about it admitting, "I'm certainly not perfect, but it's beyond anything I could ever dream the things I've read."

As for opposing the autopsy, Monjack said it was his first reaction, but has since realized it was necessary:

"My initial reaction the autopsy was — they're going to cut her open. I couldn't bear it. That would break her mother, but we realized we needed to know."

The autopsy completed on Monday found no visible cause of death so we are now waiting on the toxicology results among other tests within 4 to 6 weeks.

We hope her family is able to get some sort of closure soon.

[Image via Dimitri Halkidis / WENN.]

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75 comments to “Brittany Murphy's Husband Calls Overdose Claims "Rubbish"”

  1. ap076 says – reply to this


    I hate to say this but “If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.”

  2. 2

    youre so fucking gross dude youre like the only person trying to find a bad thing to say about brittany and who keeps digging in the drug thing if it was well find out but your a disgusting person without a doubt well all get out judgement day man i hope when you die no one does shit like this to you

  3. 3

    jesus let the guy mourn his wife in peace you bloodsucking cockroach

  4. 4

    Those are some beautiful pictures!

  5. ap076 says – reply to this


    A recent tweet fro Perez posted here, PerezHilton: There´s always light at the end of the tunnel, except in my tunnel. My tunnel is well-lit!
    3 hours ago
    Something tells me Perez's tunnel is not just well-lit but also highly lubricated, and highly trafficked by a veritable laundry list of items.

  6. 6

    When Brittany first married this guy, everyone was quick to judge their marriage because of what he looked like. Because he wasn't 'Casanova', ppl thought their marriage was a sham. Maybe she married him cuz he loved her like no other man!! Maybe he worshiped the ground she walked on, & maybe she NEEDED that! Maybe they just loved each other………..

  7. 7

    Yeah, you hope the family will get closure after you accused the husband of causing it to happen, you piece of shit.
    I cannot wait until karma gets you again.

  8. 8

    It makes me so mad to see all these people leaving comments about Perez. If you don't like what he has to say then DO NOT read his website. Your making the choice to go there and read what he has to say. Stop with the rude name calling…and grow up. Are we in second grade?

  9. 9

    The photo's were amazing. I hate how the husband says she doesn't look anorexic or high in the recent photo's because she is smiling. Are you serious? My eating disorder does NOT take away my ability to smile.

  10. 10

    alamanuzzi - Hate to point it out to you (not really) but you're a fan of a man who spends all day hating people, all day trying to find out the dirtiest secrets about people (or make them up if there aren't any) so he can make money off them; all day, every day. It's what he does. And YOU support him. *claps* Good for you; but leave those of us who find this particular piece of scum to be pure shit alone. If anything, you can consul yourself with the fact that we're just doing what he does only we point our hate towards one who deserves it :D

  11. 11

    Soooo…what he's saying is…..that because she is smiling in pictures, it's impossible for her to be anorexic or a drug addict? As if someone with any possible issues are unable to smile when walking a red carpet in front of 50 or so cameras…not to mention her job as an actress is to…..act?
    He needs to just stop talking.
    RIP Brittany

  12. 12

    See? You jumped to the conclusion that he was trying to hide something and that's why he didn't want the autopsy. Don't you feel stupid now?

  13. 13

    How stupid does her husband think people are? Healthy 32 year olds don't just drop dead from cardiac arrest. Something led to that heart attack that killed her.

  14. 14

    I think her death was the result of her diabetes. No overdose involved.

  15. 15

    I was I was dead too

  16. 16

    If there was nothing from the initial autopsy then it's probably that the cause was some kind of drug interaction. Doesn't necessarily make her an addict or an overdose though. Most households in the U.S. have some prescription drugs in them. If people aren't aware and responsible about taking prescription drugs, then this can happen.

  17. 17

    Re: alamanuzzi – oh shit i peed my self laughing, i loved it how you tried to act so serious sticking up for the asshole

  18. 18

    I agree with him on one thing. I wouldn't want an autopsy done on me. I don't want to be mutliated and then put in the ground that way. other than that, sounds suspicious….

  19. 19

    yeah, an overdose is so unbelievable….lol….what a joke.

  20. 20

    I guess her husband is in for a big surprise
    ***RIP BRITTANY***

  21. 21

    this is just so sad. I really feel for her mother, I hope she gets through this.

  22. 22


  23. 23

    Since you are among the many assholes spreading that bullshit you need to stop and let this family grieve the tremendous loss of their loved one. They are stressed to the max and certainly don't need fucks like you blogging shit that's not true!!!

  24. 24

    italianvenus - I think what he's trying to say is "My wife is dead. I'm crushed and dealing with people asking me stupid questions, making stupid allegations and trying to make me answer these moronic questions is horrible and I can't think straight let alone talk coherently enough to be quoted by fuckwad bloggers"
    Not what you're saying at all :D

  25. 25

    just because someone has a great smile doesnt mean they are hurting themselves….and she had alot of meds in her room….so….he might be in denial

  26. 26

    Wonder why they didn't get her to a hospital after days of her complaining about adominal pains and severe vomiting.

  27. 27

    This flu has been killing healthy people in their 20's and early 30's. Not statistically very many people, but still, that is why people are so scared of this current strain as the demographic of people affected is different than in most years. It has been written that she had flu symptoms. Couldn't it just be that?

  28. 28

    thinks its kind of bullshit that people won't let this beautiful woman rest in peace. if she was just some everyday normal NON-celebrity, we wouldn't even be speculating anything in regards to her death.


  29. 29

    Re: farts happen still – Yes, obviously I am a fan. I LOVE reading hollywood gossip. I LOVE reading what Perez has to say. Most of the time he writes EXACTLY what I am thinking. Cudos to him if he can make money doing something he loves. He doesn't go around calling people blood sucking cockroaches or wishing that someone was dead because of the job they do.

    I think some of the comments on here are totally distasteful. Perez has NEVER offended me..it is the morons that he allows to leave comments. I get it, everyone has an opinion, but calling names and being mean is just rediculous. Here we are on a thread about Brittany Murphy and people can only talk smack about Perez. WIshing he was dead? That makes me sick.

  30. 30

    maybe Perez shouldn't make accusations or name call her husband?
    "shocked or stoned" i guess he can't be upset that his wife recently died
    " why does he refuse an autopsy" a lot of men probably don't like the idea of having their just recently dead wife chopped up.

    nice trying to defend Perez though.

  31. 31

    so glad her husband found time while grieving to pulg his website and i'm sure forthcoming book.

  32. 32

    Re: cherrymonarch – I don't relish the idea of being autopsied either…if my husband had just died the thought of him immediately being sliced and diced would send me over the edge, at least at first. I can understand why Monjack may have initially balked at the thought of an autopsy. He would have been in shock and you would really have to accept the death before you could even begin to think of the autopsy.
    That being said those photos on that website are really beautiful. Monjack may well be a slimy character but I think he loved his wife and it shows in his photos of her.

  33. 33

    Re: farts happen still – As far as I can tell, you're spending your day hating too. Seriously, get the f*ck out already.

  34. 34

    i really hope the rumors are not true!! it would break my heart to see another star especially BM let prescription drugs take over there life!:( and be taken away so soon!! so until confirmed i dont believe it! RIP BM

  35. 35

    Simon's photography is absolutely stunning. Brittany was his muse. On the subject of autopsy, is it possible that Brittany converted to Judaism (her husband is Jewish). If so, autopsies are not always performed if the decedent is Jewish. For Judaism, an autopsy may be performed when the cause of death is undetermined, when the autopsy may help save the lives of others, or when relatives might benefit from the knowledge gained by autopsy.

  36. 36

    Well….regardless of what ends up happening in this tragedy, I think he really did love her based on some of those photos. She was so beautiful and innocent looking in many of them. Very classy shots. I never knew he was aphotographer though since all the reports just mention screenwriter. I just hope she is at peace now. RIP Brittany.

  37. 37

    Great Web Site - thanks for sharing.

    I do know if I had a drug/eating problem my husband would not know about it because I would keep it from him…

  38. 38

    Re: JigSaw – Will you kill me Jiggy? Just use your saw… I need to go… please

  39. 39

    I wonder if Monjack can take pics of my corpse… it will be beautiful

  40. 40

    Re: alamanuzzi – Its all about freedom of speech and since Perez gets to use his to mock, call names, degrate, ridicule and laugh at celebrities just for the fact that he doesn't like them for some lame reason or another….we get to use our freedom to call him out on it. Do you really support a man who mocked MJ's death? Who is continually degrading people with issues such as he did with Brittney M. perez seems to think that no one has a right to question him since this is HIS site. Well it may be his site, but if we are here reading somethign that he is responsibile for writing, then we have every right to treat him in the same manner as which he treats everyone else. Why should YOU take offense when none of it is directed to YOU? Sounds simple enough no? And if you dont like all the negative comments, then I suggest you not read them. Since nowadays, 90% of them are negative to Perez. Have a Merry Christmas now.

  41. 41

    Re: alamanuzzi – He may not call them blood sucking cockroaches, but he calls them many things worse. Your not helping him out at all you know. I suggest you quit while your ahead.

  42. 42

    Oh come on. Look at the photo album three. there're some bikini pictures of her there and she looks absolutely healthy. and gorgeous throughout all the pictures. Let her rest in peace and leave her poor hubby alone!!!

  43. 43

    leave the man alone. he's a crazy grieving widow she probably was the second coming of the virgin marry to him

  44. 44

    Re: farts happen still – I completely agree…but fyi perez gets paid for every post. more comments=more advertisers. all of us that think mario is a jealous bitch perpetually stuck in high school should stop commenting

  45. 45

    beautiful pictures.

  46. 46

    Re: alamanuzzi – I get it, everyone has an opinion, but calling names and being mean is just rediculous. — shall I quote for you what Perez has called this woman who's passed away?

  47. 47

    Re: gages_fatuglyold_lazymomma – Yup, I learned form Perez and his fans :D

  48. 48

    My heart goes out to Simon & Brittany's Mother!

  49. obama says – reply to this


    This guy reminds me of that evil Sam Lutfi who tried to control Brittany Spears during her crazy period. I'm hoping B. Murphy's mother gets the fuck away from this guy before he brainwashes that estate money out of her. He is a known criminal and I'm pretty sure he's the reason for her downfall and death

  50. obama says – reply to this


    Re: farts happen still – wow, you and Simon got it all figured out. Glad he's got a friend in you.

  51. 51

    whatever about monjack- the pics are fabbo

  52. 52

    Re: melonia – it has been reported she had laryngitus (sp)

  53. 53

    I really feel bad for this guy, I'm sure there have been a ton of lies printed over the past few days. That said, there's not a doubt in my mind that this was drug related. We'll see in a few weeks…so sad.

  54. 54

    If its not drugs or anorexia, then what else would it be? She was 32!

  55. 55

    I think people just need to find something else to do than jumping to conclusions about how people have died. You didnt know her personally, so why act like you knew exactly what was going on in her life. If it does show that she has died due to drugs etc does that change anything? She is still going to be dead, and a family will still miss her. Its ridiculous that people say ohhh it has to be drugs no 32 year old dies naturally, my sports teacher was 25 when she dropped dead from cardiac arrest. She has no underlying conditions and was the healthiest person i know. If this was your family would you really want people saying OHHH SHES A DRUGO ANNOREXIC BITCH!!!

  56. 56

    Since when is a massive GI bleed not a cause of death? Hello….

  57. 57

    The pictures of her are beautiful, she was definitely photogenic!! What a sad loss…

  58. 58

    I have to say this. That despite, how genuine the husband seems. I wouldn't believe to much of what is said. If what has been written is true, about there being mass amounts of prescription drugs and serious ones at that. Than what he basically did, was kill his own wife. Anyone, who knows the serious serious problems that a loved one has, and does nothing, is committing them to her grave. Her mother would have known too. Her behaviour wasn't right, and her bones were jutting out, in pictures. NO one should EVER look like that. He allowed this to go on. And did nothing. If I'd known, her personally, I would have dragged her ass in to rehab or a doctor immediately. And if she had not gone, I would have phoned the police on her. Its a need to die, that causes someone to do what she may have done to herself. Someone should have seen it coming, and stopped it from happening.

  59. 59

    Re: melonia – uh, yeah. f*ck these asswholes ripping on people in mourning.

  60. 60

    those pictures are STUNNING! why wasn't she a model?
    i miss her already, she was always one of my favorite actresses :/

  61. 61

    Her husband's photos of her are absolutely beautiful. Stunning.

  62. 62

    he doesnt seem too upset

  63. 63

    saw the video clips from last movie on aol….WTF happend to her face, the trout pout was bad enough but it appears she had so much plastic surgery on her face she is practically unrecognizable

  64. ap076 says – reply to this


    Re: melonia – No, not suddenly, all flu deaths from H1N1 have been in the hospital. The death is a result of pneumonia on top of the virus. The autopsy would have found and reported this.

  65. 65

    wow loved the pics they are so beautiful and she looked so beautiful!!! Some were very avant-garde!!!

  66. 66

    I love the pictures

  67. 67

    It's silly that her husband says that is not the smile of an anorexic or an addict. I have had an eating disorder for 8 years and my mask is my smile, everyone says how I am always smiling. The first thing I thought when I heard she had passed away was eating disorder. Then when I heard cardiac arrest…a complication of an eating disorder. I know that having an eating disorder can be shameful, but being famous if that is the case I wish they would come out in the open about it to spread awareness. Eating disorders are serious and deadly. I personally know 3 people who have died from eating disorders. People need to be reminded and educated on the seriousness of the diseases.
    To Brittany's family, please be honest and if Brittany suffered from an eating disorder please help to spread awareness. Brittany and no one else should have to suffer or die from these illness'.
    RIP Brittany Murphy

  68. 68

    Beautiful is all i can say of the photos of his wife….i agree u can tell he was in love with her…he saw her beauty and captured it again and again…he may seem shady but u can tell they both loved each other she was always smiling when she was photographed with her husband…but i do think if it was not h1n1 it was from an eating disorder…so sad this xmas was such a drag…rip beautiful girl

  69. 69

    Re: MyOpinionOnly – LOL! i hate perez & this site but spend all my time reading & commenting on it………… twat!

  70. 70

    So what happened to your post about He trying to cover something up? Noticed you pulled that one really fast. Seriously though, why are you such a fucking douche bag? Why can you not let this family grieve in privacy and not plaster fake bullshit lies trying to make a man that just lost his wife look like some psycho murder… I know you being a queer and all you will never experience what this man is going through, but just STFU. I hope you get your ass beat again in the near future, but this time I really hope they break something on you

  71. 71

    wow those pictures on that website are just beautiful! so sad!

  72. 72

    Leave this family alone. Allow them to mourn in peace & respect there need for privacy. Christ! don't you understand the pain they must be in. Where is your compassion?

  73. 73

    Anyone know how old Simon is? I'm curious.

  74. 74

    I'm stunned.. With all that I've read online about this guy, you'd think that he was a total scum and worthless. Thing is that those pictures are beautiful.. We won't know how or why she died until the test of the results come in, but it seems like everyone has an opinion… Of course the first thoughts about the untimely death is a drug overdose… Second is the anorexia.. Sure, it could be either one of these, but it could be any number of other things.. I read somewhere that the coroner claimed that someone dying at 32 was common.. Sure.. Tell me another one.. If an overdose or anorexia were not the causes, there is something else that I've been thinking of.. If it's true that she was a diabetic, she could have gone either by an insulin shock (hypoglycemia) or diabetic ketoacidosis (hyperglycemia).. With either case, she would have vomited and could have a heart attack.. Back to the anorexia: Well Hollywood wants women to be so thin that they actually look like teenage boys with a minus size (smaller than a size 0).. It is just sad that women in the world think that the only way to feel beautiful is to be stick thin.. Was reading comments on another site and boys/men were posting that in "Clueless" she was obese.. This is what they call obese?? If she was obese, no wonder women become anorexic…

  75. 75

    I am not saying Brittany Murphy was either a drug addict or anorexic. However, I am curious.. what does the smile of an anorexic look like? How does is differ from someone who is not anorexic? Do eating disorders suddenly rob one of the ability to smile? I don't think so. This man speaks ignorantly of the subject, but more importantly, his wife.