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Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack found dead

Tbd-simonmonjack052510 Only five months after the death of wife Brittany Murphy, Simon Monjack was found dead at his Hollywood Hills on Sunday night, media outlets report. The going theory is natural causes, a.k.a. cardiac arrest, as no illegal drugs or weapons were found at the scene.

"This evening, Mr. Monjack was found unresponsive, paramedics responded to the house, he was pronounced dead at (9:45 p.m. Sunday)," assistant chief coroner for L.A. county Ed Winter told RadarOnline late Sunday. "There were some prescription drugs found that belonged to Mr. Monjack, and we'll have an ongoing investigation. Cause of death is pending, and there will be an autopsy after a day or so, and pending toxicology (reports), we'll be releasing the results after we get all those tests back."

TMZ says that Brittany's mother Sharon Murphy found Monjack, 40,  unconscious in the house's master bedroom around 9:30 p.m. Pacific and called 911. Paramedics couldn't revive Simon, who by all accounts had been devastated by his wife's death last year. Sharon's the same person who found her 32-year-old daughter unconscious in the master bathroom in December, making their home the last place she probably ever wants to visit again. 

[Photo: The couple in 2007. AP]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:45am]


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