Stories are continuing to come out about Simon Monjack's behavior while he was married to Brittany Murphy and after her death.
According to her friends, he had a nervous breakdown after her death, and now more friends are coming out saying that it was a "blessing" that he died.
Eric Ziegenbein, a former friend of Brittany, said of Monjack's death:
"People always say it’s a tragedy when someone dies, but in this case it’s more of a blessing. Simon wanted to die. He struggled with depression for much of his life, and he felt like Brittany was the only thing he had to live for. He was a full-blown drug addict by the time they were married, with not many prospects, and when she died he felt he had no reason for living. Their relationship was so destructive it was like they were both waiting to die and just poisoning themselves. It got more and more dysfunctional, until it finally killed Brittany. They were both zombies anyway. It’s not like they had any quality of life left. Sometimes death is a blessing for people who are suffering, and they were both suffering."
Meanwhile, Brittany's half brother Tony Bertlotti says he was not sad when he heard of the news that Monjack had died because he "helped kill my sister."
"The guy was insane. He tried to keep my father’s name off her death certificate. That’s two people that have died living in that house within six months. When are people going to open their eyes about what was going on there? My dad and I feel the same way; we are sad for my sister but not for him."
So so sad.
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