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Brittany Murphy's death at 32 subject of new doc

by Jonathan Dryer (2020-06-06)

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Brittany Murphy's death at the age of 32 is the subject of a new Investigation Discovery documentary.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office declared her death accidental and said 'multiple drug intoxication,' pneumonia and anemia were to blame.

However her late father Angelo Bertolotti gave his final interview for the new documentary, which raises questions about the circumstances of her death.


















As seen in 2006: Brittany Murphy's death at the age of 32 is the subject of a new Investigation Discovery documentary


Brittany died in December 2009, and in May 2010 her widower Simon Monjack died of what the corner ruled anemia and pneumonia. 

Simon and Brittany married in 2007 and lived in a Hollywood Hills home where she was found collapsed before being pronounced dead in the hospital. 






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After his wife's death Simon started a charitable foundation in Brittany's name with her mother Sharon Murphy and went on Larry King Live with her.

In the new doc Angelo, who died aged 92 last year, raises the question of whether foul play was involved, an allegation he has made in the past.






Departed: However her late father Angelo Bertolotti gave his final interview for the new documentary , which raises questions about the circumstances of her death







Tragedy: Brittany died in December 2009, and in May 2010 her widower Simon Monjack died of what the corner ruled anemia and pneumonia


Angelo, whose marriage to Sharon ended when their daughter was a toddler, had three felony convictions and spent 12 years in jail.

Sharon raised Brittany in New Jersey and the little girl became a child actress at 13 on the sitcom Drexell's Class.

However she achieved true stardom in 1995, the year she turned 18, when she starred with Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in Clueless.

Five months after Brittany's death, Simon was discovered dead at their Hollywood Hills house in the bed they had shared as a couple.






Throwback: Simon and Brittany married in 2007 and lived in a Hollywood Hills home where she was found collapsed before being pronounced dead in the hospital; pictured in 2007







Close bond: Sharon raised Brittany in New Jersey and the little girl became a child actress at 13 on the sitcom Drexell's Class


In 2013 Angelo had a toxicology test performed on a hair sample from Brittany and theorized on the basis of the results that she had been poisoned with heavy metals.

Sharon then wrote a furious open letter to the Hollywood Reporter saying Angelo was an absent father and referring to his 'outrageous' allegations as 'madness.'

She slammed his attempts to claim closeness to Brittany saying 'he was never her family in reality' and only decided to 'out of the woodwork' and back into his daughter's life when she became a teen actress.

Sharon insisted his allegations about poisoning were 'a stunt' for 'publicity,' writing: 'Angelo has shown he only wants to trade on Brittany's life, career and good reputation - even at the cost of putting a cloud over her memory.'






Bereaved: Five months after Brittany's death, Simon was discovered dead at their Hollywood Hills house in the bed they had shared as a couple


She wrote: 'One cause we now know may have been toxic mold that was eventually discovered in that house - which may have been what really killed her.'

Four years ago Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner who ran the investigation into her death, told E! News that the metals' presence in the toxicology results Angelo commissioned 'was due to Brittany coloring her hair.'

Ed, who was also in the documentary, told E! News: 'It was determined it was from color. She wasn't poisoned, and we stand by the cause of death. She died from over-the-counter medicines, pneumonia and anemia.' 

He added: 'Brittany had an overdose of over-the-counter meds along with pneumonia and anemia, and Simon died of, again, pneumonia had he was anemic and his overdose was from prescription meds.'






Father and daughter: Brittany is pictured with Angelo







The past: Angelo, whose marriage to Sharon ended when their daughter was a toddler, had three felony convictions and spent 12 years in jail














Ed explained: 'I think it could have been preventable. The problem is Simon would doctor shop and got numerous medications with numerous names and had a problem with prescription meds.

'Brittany was sick and instead of getting her treatment, Simon and her mother didn't take her to the doctor and used an abundance of over-the-counter meds.'

According to CNN a press release about the doc says Simon died 'in the same bed he and Brittany once shared, only this time, allegedly with Brittany's mother sleeping beside him.'

The release continues: 'In an exclusive final interview, the late Angelo Bertolotti, Brittany's father, casts doubt on the conclusion that she died of natural causes and reveals bizarre allegations against other family members.' 






Looking into it: In 2013 Angelo had a toxicology test performed on a hair sample from Brittany and theorized on the basis of the results that she had been poisoned with heavy metals







'A stunt': Sharon then wrote a furious open letter to the Hollywood Reporter saying Angelo was an absent father and referring to his 'outrageous' allegations as 'madness'




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Brittany Murphy doc reignites interest in her death - CNN

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