The Haunting Questions That Still Surround Brittany Murphy’s Mysterious Life and Death

Nothing really gets past us when it comes to the world of Hollywood. From pesky paparazzi to social media sleuths, an A-list celebrity just has to sneeze, and we know about it within seconds. Plus, we’d have the mid-sneeze photos making the rounds on TMZ before we could say “Bless you.” But every so often, a celebrity story comes around that just doesn’t make sense to us, and Brittany Murphy’s untimely death was one of them.

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There was once a time when this actress was the ultimate celebrity idol. She was rollin’ with the homies and it seemed as though she had her life made. Then, everything changed. A series of conspiracy theories and rumors have since plagued Hollywood, and nobody knows what to believe. At Hype Galore, we’ve delved into the life and times of Brittany Murphy to understand the haunting questions that still surround her mysterious death.

The Sad News of Brittany Murphy’s Death Shocked the World

It’s always a sad day when a celebrity dies. While most of us never meet these A-list stars, we come to love their talent, presence, and impact on the world of entertainment. Whether they were a famous singer or actor or old or young, nothing prepares us for the day that we have to say goodbye.

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Brittany Murphy was one of those celebrities that truly made her mark on the world. Over the course of her short life, she became a much-loved member of Hollywood society, and her talent was obvious in movies like Clueless and Uptown Girl. Because of this, it was a tough blow when we learned that she had passed away in 2009 at just 32 years old. She was taken too soon and without as much as a warning…

But Some of the Details Surrounding Her Death Just Didn’t Add Up

As her death was confirmed, friends, fans, and former film co-stars alike wanted to know more. How had it happened? Had she been ill? Was it something that could have been prevented? Over two months later, the death of the actress was officially ruled an accident. According to the autopsy, she had passed away due to pneumonia, anemia, and drug intoxication.

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However, as this ruling became common knowledge, it also became clear that there were many people who didn’t believe it. Brittany’s life had been full of questions – especially in the run-up to her death – and something about the autopsy and the toxicology report just didn’t make sense. Questions needed to be answered, but official sources seemed reluctant to give us more information.

Skeptics Looked for Clues to Understand Her Untimely Death

Although many people came to terms with the fact that Brittany Murphy was gone, others couldn’t help but question the official information that was being revealed. While it was clear to see that her life had changed since she was just a young actress in Clueless, she seemed healthy and happy the last time we saw her picture in the newspaper. Or at least we thought she did…

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Because of this, skeptics began to wonder if something was going on behind-the-scenes in Brittany’s life. They decided to look back into her past and personal relationships for clues as to why she had passed away and why her life had taken such a horrific and haunting turn at such a young age. What they uncovered soon spawned countless conspiracy theories.

Over the Course of Her Career, Brittany’s Life Was Shrouded in Controversy

While it was easy to acknowledge the fact that Hollywood had lost a legend, it was also no secret that Brittany’s life had been shrouded in gossip, speculation, and controversy for many years. As a leading lady, her life was in the spotlight for everyone to see. And whenever anything happened in terms of her career, relationships, or appearance, it quickly became public knowledge.

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This meant that the world knew instantly when she started dating her Just Married co-star, Ashton Kutcher, and her movements were tracked with paparazzi photos and red carpet events. She was the talk of the town, but as she got older, questions about her health became much more frequent than those about her love life or her social calendar.

Brittany’s Weight Loss in the Early ’00s Sparked Concern

During the early ’00s, many began to worry about her changing appearance. While the actress had maintained a rather healthy weight throughout her career, she looked noticeably different as we moved into the new millennium. As she walked red carpets and posed for the cameras, the sheer impact of her weight loss became apparent.

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Brittany was stick-thin, and she had lost a huge amount of weight across her whole body. Rumors began to swirl, with some suggesting that she had become addicted to illicit substances, while others were concerned that she was battling an eating disorder. Although Brittany heard these rumors, she largely kept quiet on the matter for many years. But by 2004, she decided that she couldn’t ignore them any longer.

Brittany Believed She Was Being Misinterpreted in Hollywood…

Despite the fact that Brittany rarely liked to weigh-in on Hollywood gossip, she couldn’t stand by while her name was being slandered. She believed that she was nothing like the woman they were portraying in the press and the gossip columns, and she wanted to set the record straight. She didn’t want to be misinterpreted anymore.

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In a 2004 interview with Cosmopolitan, Brittany addressed the rumors surrounding her weight loss and what they were calling her “crazy life.” She noted: “I’ve never had an eating disorder. And I don’t do drugs. I have a glass of champagne now and then. I’m generally the person dancing at the party who everybody always thinks is the intoxicated one, but I’m really not.”

…But Her Personal Life Became Too Juicy for the Press to Pass Up

Brittany just wanted to get on with her career and move on with her life without new questions popping up every day, but everything you do is a story when you live in front of the cameras. And when it came to Brittany’s romantic relationships, magazines and newspapers wanted to cover every single detail. Especially when she started dating Ashton Kutcher.

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But it wasn’t just this one relationship that caught the attention of the press. During the ’00s, Brittany seemed to jump from one relationship to the other. One minute she was in a committed relationship, the next, she was engaged to Jeff Kwatinetz, then the engagement was called off, and then she got engaged for a second time to Joe Macaluso. When this news was announced, it didn’t help rumors of her supposedly chaotic lifestyle.

This Chaotic Lifestyle Fuelled Even More Rumors About Her Weight

With rumors of unstable relationships and health concerns, many began to question whether Hollywood’s pressure was getting too much for the actress. Many celebrities have fallen down the wrong path in the past, and it was assumed that she had done the same. And with her weight dropping every year, rumors of eating disorders and cocaine addiction were rife.

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In 2005, Brittany once again tried to set the record straight. While she didn’t comment on her tumultuous relationships, she did want to reassure her fans that her weight was nothing to worry about. She confirmed that “I’m the same size I was in Clueless; it’s just that the weight in your face changes as you grow and get older. This is my body. I’m proud of it and I’m healthy.” But little did we know that these weight concerns were just the start.

Things Became Even More Suspicious When Brittany Secretly Got Hitched

In 2006, and after an eight-month engagement, Brittany and production assistant Joe Macaluso parted ways. In just three years, Brittany had ended three relationships and two engagements, and this didn’t go unnoticed. But just one year later, the actress surprised everyone when she stepped out with not only an engagement ring but also a wedding band.

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Yes, in 2007 Brittany secretly wed British screenwriter Simon Monjack. Nobody apart from their immediate family knew of the nuptials, and the rest of the world didn’t even know that they were dating. However, they both seemed to be in a rush to call themselves husband and wife, and this was a move that immediately arose suspicion.

Many Believed Brittany and Simon’s Marriage Wasn’t as It Seemed

While some people congratulated the happy couple, there were others who weren’t quite sure. After all, the marriage seemed to happen out of the blue, and they weren’t together long before they tied the knot. And as if that wasn’t enough, nobody knew who Simon was. He was a newcomer to the celebrity world, and he was a complete stranger to everyone – even those close to the actress.

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Because of this, it didn’t take long for even more rumors to spiral out of control. It was suggested that Monjack was using the actress for her fame and her fortune and that he was taking advantage of a woman who seemed to be in an incredibly vulnerable state. The public was already concerned for Brittany’s welfare, but they became even more so when they learned that she was married.

It Turns Out That Monjack Had His Eyes on Brittany for a While

As the days and weeks went by, the press and fans began to search for more information about Brittany Murphy’s new husband. There was very little information out there, but as the newlywed couple began to attend events together, Simon also began to speak up about his wife and their relationship as a whole. Unfortunately, this did nothing for the public’s opinion of him.

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In 2008, Monjack spoke to a New York Post reporter at an event, where he confirmed that he had actually met the actress years before they tied the knot. He noted that: “No one knows this, but I took Brittany’s first photograph for a magazine.” He also mentioned that she was both shorter and younger than him at the time and that she was “too young to touch” but that “to make a long story short, I was very patient.”

As Simon’s Public Presence Grew, Even More Rumors Began to Swirl

When it was discovered that Simon and Brittany’s first encounter happened long before they became husband and wife, opinions were divided. Some suggested they were soulmates who eventually made their way back to each other when the time was right, while others just thought it was a little creepy. Those who thought the latter began to investigate his past a little more.

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And as Simon became more of a public figure, more rumors surrounding his personal life made their way out of the woodwork. One rumor, in particular, stated that Simon’s visa was due to run out in 2007, which is why the couple tied the knot so quickly. Other stories suggested that he was struggling financially and that he had fathered numerous children by different women. The world didn’t know what to believe.

Brittany’s Family and Friends Didn’t Like Her New Husband

However, the public weren’t the only skeptical ones about Brittany’s choice of life partner. After dating high-profile celebrities and those who had accomplished so much previously, her family and friends were confused when she married a man who was both unknown and supposedly struggling in his life and career.

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Sources close to the late actress noted that they didn’t like Simon at all and that they were concerned about his intentions. When talking to People, one source confessed: “She wanted to find someone to share her heart with so badly. They thought it was all a bit forced, but you couldn’t help but see her joy and devotion. She really wanted it to work.” But did Simon also want to make it work?

Despite This, the Couple Always Put on a Loved-up Display

As time went on, the public could see what the above source was talking about for themselves. Despite the many rumors surrounding their marriage and her husband’s intentions, Brittany put on such a loved-up display whenever she was with Simon. They seemed like a perfect couple, and she seemed like she really, truly wanted to be happy in her marriage.

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So, they didn’t know what to believe. On the one hand, her fans wanted to see her finally settle down and be happy with a man by her side. On the other hand, there were still questions about Simon that hadn’t been answered. Plus, Brittany still hadn’t put any weight back on. She still looked painfully thin, and for some people, her weight loss had become scary.

In December 2009, Brittany Attended What Would Be Her Last Public Event

While many people were questioning her marriage and health, Brittany Murphy was going about her daily life. She was working hard, spending time with her family, and attending high-profile events. However, what nobody realized was that on December 3, 2009, she would attend what would be her last ever event. In fact, it would be the last time she was properly seen in public.

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For this event, Brittany made her way to the opening of a pop-up store in Los Angeles. She walked the red carpet and posed for the cameras, and she also stopped to speak to numerous reporters who were covering the event. One particular reporter asked the actress about her hopes for the next year. Today, her answer still haunts us.

Brittany Had Big Dreams for the Future, but They Were Stopped in Their Tracks

As this particular event took place towards the end of the year, this reporter wanted to know whether the actress had any hopes or resolutions for 2010. Did she want to land an exciting role? Did she want to start a new business venture? Or did she want to strive for complete happiness? When Brittany answered the question, she noted that it was none of those things.

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She said: “As far as having a New Year’s resolution, I’d love to have a child next year. I’ve been very blessed to have a really great, loving husband. I spend more time with my family than anyone else in the world.” At the time, we knew this to be true. Brittany made no secret of the fact that she loved her mom with her whole heart, and Brittany, her husband, and her mom all lived together in L.A.

On the Morning of Her Death, Brittany Went Outside to Get Some Fresh Air

While Brittany’s death was shocking and sudden, the fact that her mom lived with her meant that she was with her on the day of her passing. But what’s so haunting is that this day was unusual from the moment the clock struck midnight. In the early hours of the morning, there had been a complete power outage in her neighborhood. This left her without power and without light.

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It’s been noted that at around 3 am, Brittany made her way out onto the balcony to grab some air. She had started to feel a little unwell, and her husband followed her outside to make sure that she was safe. But before too long, she started gasping for air and clutching at her chest. Unsure of what to do, Simon guided his wife to their master bathroom, and he called for her mom.

The Actress Knew That Something Wasn’t Quite Right

Brittany often made her way to their master bathroom whenever she was feeling anxious or uncertain, as she had decorated it in calm, neutral tones that always made her feel more relaxed. However, she knew that something wasn’t quite right that night. According to her mom, Sharon Murphy, Brittany looked up as her mother walked into the bathroom and said, “Mom, I’m dying, I love you.”

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For the next few hours, Brittany stayed in the bathroom with her mom and husband, feeling more unwell as time passed. At around 8 am, she collapsed in her mother’s arms. Unsure of what to do, Simon reportedly splashed his wife with cold water in an effort to wake her up. When that didn’t work, he called 911 and waited anxiously for the medics to arrive.

Sadly, Brittany Murphy Was Pronounced Dead Just a Few Hours Later

The Los Angeles Fire Department were the first to arrive at Brittany’s house, and while they tried to revive her in the bathroom, they struggled to keep her conscious. The decision was made to take her to the hospital, and doctors and nurses clambered around her in an attempt to keep her alive. Sadly, their efforts weren’t successful.

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Brittany Murphy was pronounced dead at 10 am on December 20, 2009. She was just 32 years old, and her friends, family, and fans just couldn’t believe the brilliant actress had gone. The world was shocked by her sudden passing, and as is the case for unexpected and out-of-the-blue celebrity deaths, people looked to her husband for clues as to what had happened. While Simon could have retreated from the accusations, he decided to fight the press head-on.

Brittany’s Husband Confirmed That She Had Been Unwell in the Run-up to Her Death

Because Brittany Murphy’s tragic end came out of the blue, many wondered whether she had been ill in the run-up to her death. While rumors of her ill-health had circulated the star for many years, nobody would have thought that it would amount to such a devastating turn of events. But as all eyes turned to Simon Monjack, he revealed some new information on the day after her death that made us even more confused.

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In an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood, Simon confirmed that Brittany had been ill in the two weeks prior to her hospitalization. He noted that “She had been tired at the end of the year, she made a couple movies,” and that she had developed laryngitis while also struggling with flu-like symptoms. At this point, nobody knew what to believe. So, we waited for the autopsy report.

News of Brittany’s Official Cause of Death Was Delayed by Over a Month

Despite the fact that Brittany passed away in December and an autopsy was performed just a day later, the authorities chose to defer the official cause of death. They wanted to undergo more testing, and they especially wanted to wait for a toxicology report to be released. As this news became public, the rumors of her apparent drug use were brought back to the forefront of public attention.

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But on February 25, 2010, the official cause of death was confirmed. Her passing was ruled as an accident due to her pneumonia, anemia, and drug intoxication. However, these were not illicit substances. Rather, they were over-the-counter medications that the average person would probably have in their house. Foul play was ruled out, but some people weren’t convinced.

Reportedly, Her Weak and Frail Body Struggled Under the Weight of Her Illness…

While many healthy people can fight off the symptoms of pneumonia and rise back to health, Brittany Murphy was not like regular people. Not only was she incredibly weak and fragile, but she was also suffering from immense anemia. This meant that her immune system was weak, and she couldn’t cope with the cocktail of medication flowing through her veins.

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Doctors concluded that her body was overwhelmed with the volume of over-the-counter medications and noted that she was working overtime to fight off her illness. The official report read, “The possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state.”

…But Apparently, Her Death Could Have Been Prevented

As the world came to terms with the fact that Brittany would not lend her acting talent to any more iconic movies, even more information made its way out into the public domain. While Simon had confirmed that his wife had been ill in the run-up to her death, her passing was actually “accidental but preventable.”

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This came from the LA County Assistant Chief Coroner, who noted that the actress could have survived if given the proper care and attention that she so badly needed. He confirmed that: “She had been sick for at least two weeks. Had they taken her to a doctor or a hospital, it would have been treatable.” When this news was released, many once again started to suspect foul play.

Monjack Believed His Wife’s Accidental Death to Be Proof of His Innocence

While many were focusing on the “preventable” aspect of her death, Simon Monjack was more interested in the fact that her official cause of death was “accidental.” He believed this to be proof of his innocence, and he wanted the world to see him as what he really was; a widow. He didn’t want to be seen as the villain any longer.

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In an interview with Radar Online, Monjack called himself “the most maligned man in America” and that he hoped people would “realize that they shouldn’t believe anything they hear and read and I love my wife as much today as I did the day I married her.” For many, this was enough to expunge any rumors of foul play. But this wasn’t the case for everyone.

A Few Months Later, News Rocked the World That Simon Monjack Had Passed Away

There were still some people who found Monjack’s place in Brittany Murphy’s life and death to be questionable. They couldn’t shake the feeling that something was amiss, and this feeling became even more powerful when the news announced that Simon Monjack himself had died on May 23, 2010. Just a few months after his wife. And in exactly the same house. At the time of his death, he was just 40 years old.

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It had been just over five months since Brittany had passed away, and nobody could quite believe that her husband had died so soon after. It added more suspicion and more questions to the mystery, and just as the world looked back on Brittany’s life, health, and history, they also did the same for her husband.

According to His Publicist, Simon Had Also Been Ill in the Run-up to His Death

Although he was older than his wife, those who saw Simon Monjack in person, in the papers, or in the press could see that he was happy and healthy before his passing. Once again, this didn’t make sense. Just as his wife had died so suddenly, so had Simon – and people needed answers. What had happened? And wasn’t it all a bit too coincidental?

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Aside from Brittany and her mom, Sharon Murphy, his publicist was one of the last people to see Simon Monjack in the flesh. Roger Neal saw him two days before he died, and apparently, he didn’t show any signs of illness. However, Neal did note that Simon had a rather serious heart condition and was awaiting bypass surgery before his untimely death.

Before Her Death, Brittany Noted That She Wanted to Move Out of Her “Unlucky” House

Although the news about Simon’s heart condition answered a few questions, something about the whole situation made the hairs prickle on the theorists’ body. They found it mysterious, and they decided to dig even deeper into Monjack’s interviews and reports in the wake of his wife’s passing. It was here that they found out something very interesting.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter a month after she died, Monjack revealed that Brittany wanted to move out of LA and to New York to raise a family. She thought the house was unlucky and that “Every time we would drive up Sunset, Brit would say, ‘Please, can we stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel?'” But Monjack would always convince her to go home.

Simon Was Ultimately Laid to Rest Beside His Wife

Despite the fact that Brittany and Simon’s deaths were causing a storm across the globe, the decision was made to lay Simon to rest next to his wife. At the time, the autopsy report had not been released, and it was still unclear as to why or how he had passed away – but their families knew that they would want to be together.

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So, Monjack was buried next to his wife at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood and they were both given the send-off they deserved. While this offered some closure for Simon’s family, there was still the question of his official cause of death. What we didn’t know at the time was that the situation was going to become even murkier than it already was.

When Simon’s Cause of Death Was Announced, Conspiracy Theories Ran Wild

In a turn of events that nobody could have predicted, Simon Monjack’s cause of death was announced. While the coroner noted that his heart condition might have had an adverse effect on his condition at the time – and certainly didn’t help him recover from the symptoms of his actual cause of death – this condition was not the reason he passed away.

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Instead, the official autopsy stated that Simon had passed away due to pneumonia and anemia. Yes, the exact same cause of death that was also on his wife’s certificate. The coroner noted that the situation was “just like Brittany’s” – and this news soon became the talk of the town. Apparently, both Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack died of the exact same causes, in the exact same house, just under six months apart. It didn’t make sense.

Rumors Began to Circulate That Brittany and Her Husband Abused the Same Substances

With their deaths seemingly and mysteriously linked, many people began to wonder whether Brittany and her husband shared some of the struggles that were rumored over the years. The more people talked and questioned the situation, the more they began to suggest that Brittany and Simon had been abusing the same substances over the course of their marriage.

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However, Brittany’s mom couldn’t sit idly by as her daughter and son-in-law were slandered in such a way. She came forward and reminded the press that her daughter’s toxicology report was clear of illicit or illegal substances and that they should “stop the reckless innuendos that my daughter and son-in-law misused any kind of prescription medications.”

Later That Year, the Safety of Brittany and Simon’s Home Was Called Into Question

2009 was a whirlwind year for the Monjack and Murphy family, and after losing their loved ones, the last thing they wanted was to constantly hear the spew of conspiracy theories. But they kept coming, and in late 2009, Brittany and Simon’s Los Angeles home was called into question. More specifically, the safety of their home was put on the chopping block.

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It was in the summer that a new theory made its way to the public, and this theory suggested that both Brittany and Simon had passed away due to the high levels of toxic mold in their house. This was something that had apparently been of concern to Brittany while she was living there. The Los Angeles Department of Public Health eventually had to give in and investigate this new potential cause of death as a possibility.

The Toxic Mold Theory Was Later Discredited by the Authorities

Almost as soon as the toxic mold theory came about, it was discredited by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. They noted that both Brittany and Simon hadn’t shown any signs of toxic mold inhalation or showed any signs that this was a factor in their passing. However, they did confirm that toxic mold had been an issue in the house before they both died.

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According to the authorities, “The house had been inspected two months before Murphy died and the report said it was safe to inhabit.” While this was enough for them to drop the idea, it wasn’t enough to make others forget about it. Something still wasn’t adding up, and the situation was getting more confusing by the day.

In 2012, the Story of Brittany Murphy’s Death Took Another Haunting Turn

After the toxic mold theory was discredited, many press outlets decided to stop running stories about the late actress and her husband. Some resigned to the fact that their deaths had just been both coincidental and accidental, and they largely moved on with their lives. But the story of Brittany Murphy’s tragic end was brought back up again in 2012 by none other than her estranged father, Angelo Bertolloti.

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Brittany’s father had been absent for much of her life, and he had not even attended the funeral of his daughter. But for some reason in 2012, he decided that he wasn’t happy with the official cause of her death, and he thought there was something fishy about the whole ordeal. In his eyes, his daughter had been killed. To be more specific, he believed that his daughter had been poisoned.

Brittany’s Father Was Convinced That Her Daughter Died From Foul Play

Bertolloti believed that there were traces of metal found in her daughter’s system when she died, and he even went as far as to sue the L.A. County Department of Coroner because they would not file his request for another toxicology report. In the end, he had to use an independent lab to follow up on his request. This intriguing report was later leaked to the press.

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As soon as this report was leaked, the floodgates opened once again, and the conspiracy theories surrounding Brittany Murphy’s death came back with full force. It was noted that there was evidence of “heavy metals exposure” during this investigation and that “the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.”

These New Results Cast New Suspicion on Her Untimely Death

Even though Brittany’s father enlisted the help of this independent lab to conduct this new toxicology report, official authorities refused to accept these new results. They were certain that their own autopsy and reports had shown the real picture, but Bertolotti was not going to give up. He took part in multiple interviews and spoke to countless news outlets about the matter.

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Talking to HLN in November 2012, Bertolloti noted that the circumstances surrounding his daughter’s death were “very suspicious” and that “I feel she was poisoned and there’s no question about that. She was murdered.” With this new information and this new insight from Brittany’s father, rumors once again swirled around Hollywood. Had she really been murdered? And what about her husband?

Brittany’s Father Lobbied for the Official Case to Be Reopened

Her father’s efforts to bring a new report to light also forced him to face off against the authorities. He was convinced that foul play had been involved in his daughter’s death, and he was upset that they had closed the case and palmed it off as an “accident.” So, he lobbied for the case to be reopened so the “real” story could be revealed.

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He asked the authorities repeatedly to look back at her reports and undergo new testing, but they stated that his independent reports had no legs to stand on. This fight became public knowledge, but it seemed to open up old wounds for Bertolloti’s ex-wife, Sharon Murphy. Brittany’s mom couldn’t stay quiet when she learned what her former husband was up to.

Murphy’s Mother Penned an Open Letter to Discredit These “Inexcusable” Claims

It quickly became clear that Sharon Murphy didn’t appreciate the fact that her ex was trying to get the official case reopened – especially on such claims. She had finally managed to achieve a small form of closure since losing Brittany three years earlier, and she didn’t appreciate her ex making “inexcusable” claims. So, she decided to pen an open letter in The Hollywood Reporter.

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Within this letter, she wrote that: “He [Angelo Bertolotti] has made outrageous statements over the past few years, culminating in this latest madness: that my darling daughter was murdered. His claims are based on the most flimsy of evidence and are more of an insult than an insight into what really happened.” She also noted that Angelo “was never a real father” to Brittany.

Since Then, a Famous Pathologist Has Confirmed That He Would Have Reopened the Case

Although Brittany Murphy’s case was never reopened – despite her father’s insistence – her case has gained a lot of traction over the years. The questions and the queries surrounding the untimely demise of this famous actress and her husband have got everyone talking, and it’s even made its way to famous forensic pathologist, Dr. Cyril Wecht. In 2016, he noted that he would have reopened the Murphy case if he was in charge.

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He spoke to E! News on the matter and suggested that he “would have checked to see if the private lab results were valid” before dismissing them entirely. He also went on to note that, “With two young people dying months apart you’ve got to check it out.” This is something that many theorists still maintain today.

To This Day, Conspiracy Theorists Are Still Digging for Clues

However, the Brittany Murphy case has not been reopened, and her death has still officially been ruled an “accident.” At the time of writing, there have been no new plans to reopen the case. Because of this, conspiracy theories and fans alike have often decided to do their own digging. And that’s because, in their eyes, her death is still a mystery.

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In doing this, many have uncovered old videos and interviews of the actress. They have tried to piece together any clues, and they have searched for any sign of strain or illness on the young actress’s face. They hope to answer the many questions that we have about this case, and they hope to understand Brittany’s last moments a little better.

Brittany Spoke About Her Eventual Death in a Chilling 2002 Interview

While looking for these clues, fans found themselves being drawn to one particular interview time and time again. This interview took place in 2002 when the actress was promoting a new movie alongside Drew Barrymore. Unsure as to why, the interviewer asked the actress about her eventual death. In fact, she was asked specifically about how she would like to die.

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When answering this strange and chilling question, Brittany noted that she’d want to die “painlessly” and that: “I’d like to be very, very, very, very, very old…. I would like to be happy and healthy, and live as long as possible.” Sadly, Brittany Murphy did not get to live out this dream. Instead, her death is still shrouded in mystery, and some would say still relatively unsolved. May she rest in peace.