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The more we hear about this case, the more complicated it gets.
Brittany Murphy tragically passed away in 2009, and though it was ruled to have been caused by anemia and pneumonia, her father, Angelo Bertolotti, recently opened up about the possible REAL reason she and her husband, Simon Monjack, died.
Her father is now claiming that they were poisoned as high levels of heavy metals were supposedly found in his daughter's hair post-mortem.
However, we're now hearing that this is not a surefire sign of poison. New reports suggest that if traces of heavy metal were found, it could have been the result of heroin use. The International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Science Research and Review has allegedly reported that heroin addicts often have higher blood levels of almost all heavy metals tested.
But Brittany wasn't found to have heroin in her system at the time of her death!
Well, it seems heroin breaks down in the body within a few hours. As well as that, only very small amounts remain in the blood after five days and hair after 90 days. However, the heavy metals that have supposedly been found in her hair would remain longer than the traces of heroin.
Heroin isn't the only drug that contains these levels of metals as oxycontin and oxycodone are similar. It is also reported that diet pills and dietary supplements also contain high levels of metals.
We're more confused than ever about Brittany's passing, but we hope her family and friends can find some peace with her death.
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