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Are The Illuminati Connected To Brittany Murphy's Cause Of Death?

Posted By Isaac Weishaupt on Aug 6, 2014 |

Something has always seemed a bit odd about Brittany Murphys death. She was 32 years old and dropped dead at her house due to pneumonia and drug interactions. This in itself is odd, but couple that with the fact that her husband, Simon Monjack (age 40) died five months later in the house, with pneumonia, just like Brittany. Now ask yourself what the odds of that happening are; two young adults die within months of each other from the same thing. Monjacks death was initially called natural causes, even though he was only 40 years old. Monjack was also on record discussing a secret Hollywood group (Illuminati) that was out to destroy Brittanys career. ran an article in 2011 where a friend of the family, Alex Ben Block discusses what happened in the days following Brittanys death. In it he talks about his interview with Brittanys husband just days after her death:

Simon wanted the book because he was convinced before the autopsy report on Brittany came back that she had literally died of a broken heart caused by the shoddy way she had been treated in Hollywood. He wanted to expose the studios, producers and talent reps he believed had used rumor and innuendo about her alleged lateness, inability to remember lines, drug use and partying to destroy her career.Simon believed there had been a conspiracy against her among former agents and managers. That was a major motivation to move away from Hollywood.It wasnt about the money, he told me. She wasnt going, Oh, Im not being offered $10 million to do a movie. It was: Im not getting offered anything where I can really show what I can do. I can sing. I can dance. I can do all these things I was put on Earth to show the world, and somehow she was being blocked from doing it.The irony, Simon insisted, was that Brittany literally could not do drugs. In her early teens, she had been diagnosed with a heart murmur, so Brittany knew illegal drugs could endanger her life. That fear, Sharon said, that made it impossible for Brittany to use cocaine or stimulants

Granted, the article later goes on to talk about how Murphy and her husband would practice their own version of holistic medicine by taking whatever drugs they felt were appropriate. The article even claims that Simon used paranoia about Hollywood to control Brittany, so its tough to say whats really going on.

It turned out to be one of the few times we saw them in the next two years. Simon, as many of Brittanys family members and friends came to believe, had created a web of paranoia around Brittany and used it to separate her from anyone who might have challenged his dominance. Simon even told terrible tales about his mother, apparently to keep her from telling Brittany and Sharon the truth about him. Linda Monjack says she met her daughter-in-law only once, at dinner in New York in 2007. But Simon communicated with his mother by phone and e-mail nearly every day.

Filmmaker Asif Akbar has two films that talk about Brittany Murphys death and a new conspiracy theory surrounding it. The first film, Top Priority: The Terror Within, shows that Murphy was friends with a whistleblower who the TSA allegedly retaliated against.

Federal officer with the Department of Homeland Security discovers a national security breach related to the entry of 23 aliens from terrorist countries into the United States. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, former head of the DEA Robert Bonner cant afford any more media scrutiny, since his incompetence was already exposed in the NASA Challenger disaster. To avoid the scandal, the full might of the government is unleashed against Julia Davis, her family and witnesses. This retaliation reaches the unprecedented magnitude, including four unexplained deaths, Hollywood and the Mafia, false imprisonments and the use of helicopters and airplanes for warrantless surveillance. Amidst many shocking revelations, this documentary provides a new insight into the deaths of well-known Hollywood figures unwittingly dragged into this scandal. The truth is no longer a secret.

Theres also a second film in the works, solely about Brittany, called Britt and this one has the same filmmaker (Akbar), so perhaps it will give us more information.

Heres an interview from RedIceRadio about the film and conspiracy:

Top Priority: The Terror Within is a documentary film by Fleur De Lis Film Studios. It features an incredible true story of Julia Davis, a national security whistleblower who was falsely declared a Domestic Terrorist and subjected to retaliation of unprecedented proportions by the Department of Homeland Security. She joins us to discuss what happened when she discovered and reported a breach of national security at the largest and busiest land border crossing in the U.S. on 4th of July, 2004. The DHS failed to act on her reports but instead of correcting the shortcomings exposed by Julias report, they opened investigations against her. Her husband BJ, a film producer who documented these events with a camera, also joins in to talk about the detailed events of this major story, never reported on by mainstream media, although Julia took her case to court and won. Theyll detail unprecedented retaliation and abuses of the Patriot Act in Julias case and talk about how the DHS spent American taxpayers money on warrantless surveillance, including aerial surveillance with a Blackhawk helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane, wiretaps, sneak and peek burglaries, Internet monitoring and On-Star tracking of the Davis family. Theyll explain why this story was never reported on by mainstream media and who was involved. In the second hour, we hear about several deaths connected to this story including Julias father, her neighbor who filmed the footage of the Blackhawk and the actress Brittany Murphy as well as her husband. Julia and BJ talk about the diminishing of our American rights amongst terror theatre 101. Dont miss this astonishing story of the real terror, within the US government.

It appears that PerezHilton has posted up some sort of claim that Murphy and her husband were killed via rat poison (and now supported by a HuffingtonPost article). Heres what it says:

Well, Brits dad, Angelo Bertolotti, never believed that explanation, and obtained his own blood, hair, and tissue samples to get tested by an outside lab.

Sharon Murphy, the actresss mom, has been saying that her daughter died from mold in their home, and the lab results may have confirmed that! The report read:

Ten (10) of the heavy metals evaluated were detected at levels higher that the WHO [The World Health Organization] high levels. Testing the hair strand sample identified as back of the head we have detected ten (10) heavy metals at levels above the WHO high levels recommendation. If we were to eliminate the possibility of a simultaneous accidental heavy metals exposure to the sample donor then the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.

W-O-A-H! They could have been poisoned?!?

Apparently, the levels of heavy metals in Brittanys hair were at a level so high that it could have been from ingesting rat poison!

Both the actress and her hubby had the same symptoms a person with rat poisoning has, like headaches, dizziness, and disorientation.

Brittany was also featured in a few images that show her giving us the Illuminati vow of silence:

Brittany Murphy shh vow of silence

and I also saw this final photo shoot that posted that shows her in a sea of Eyes Wide Shut weirdness:

Brittany Murphy Eyes Wide Shut

Ive got a full analysis on the symbolism ofEyes Wide Shut that explains why everyone thinks Kubrick had knowledge of the Illuminati and attempted to portray it in this last film, so check that out.

The Mirror posted some details that claim Brittany and Simon were paranoid of paparazzi to the extent that they wouldnt leave the house. Uhh? Was this the same paparazzi that killed Princess Diana (thats a reference explained in my book:A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens and Pop Culture):

Clueless star Brittany Murphy was paranoid and lived like a recluse in her dirty Hollywood mansion a shocking new documentary claims.

Her mother Sharon Monjack said in the days before her death the Hollywood actress was paranoid and lived a completely mad existence with her husband British filmmaker Simon Monjack.

Murphy died aged 32 in 2009.

Speaking to a Channel 5 documentary, Mrs Monjack said: They would say there were helicopters flying over-head, they were being watched, both of them were very fearful of this.

The house was like Fort Knox. They had surveillance cameras all around the house. And they had a security guard there 24 hours. The security was mad. Totally completely raving mad. It was way over the top. And it was because they were frightened.

The Sin City actress was so paranoid about paparazzi that she was reluctant to even accept medical help and as a result her mum Sharon only called an ambulance when it was too late.

Pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd who has investigated the deaths of Princess Diana and Jill Dando says the accidental death could have been prevented.

He added:The autopsy report shows they didnt find any fungi, either in her blood stream or in the sections of lung that they examined under the microscope. So mould and fungi havent played a direct role in the death of Brittany.

But living in poor housing conditions like that is likely to have had a debilitating effect and contributed to her infection and death.

Sources at the time said Brittany was a cocaine addict who struggled with eating disorders. She may have also been taking anti-depressants, sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs.

On Sept. 6th a biopic aired on Lifetime with Amanda Fuller playing Murphy onThe Brittany Murphy Story(much to the dismay of Brittanys father)

I read in theNational Enquirer (so it mustbe true) that Brittanys father is suing the LAPD for botching the investigation. They are talking about exhuming the bodies and redoing the whole thing, so well see how this pans out.

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Coroner: No indication mold killed Brittany Murphy or Simon Monjack

By Alan Duke, CNN

There has been online speculation that mold contributed to the deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her husband.

There has been online speculation that mold contributed to the deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her husband.


  • NEW: Inspection found no mold in home before Murphy's death
  • Coroner's office found "no indicators" of mold having a role in the two deaths
  • Murphy and Monjack died in the same room, five months apart
  • Autopsies found that pneumonia was the main factor in each death


Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- A coroner's investigator dismissed online speculation that the pneumonia deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, may both have been related to viral mold inside their Los Angeles home.

"There were no indicators that it was from mold," Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Monday.

Murphy, 32, and Monjack, 39, died five months apart in the same bedroom of the home they shared with the actress' mother, Sharon Murphy, in Hollywood Hills.

The preliminary autopsy concluded that Monjack's death May 23 was caused by acute pneumonia and severe anemia, "just like Brittany," Winter said last week.

Murphy died December 20 from a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication, a coroner said. The drugs involved were legal and are used to treat respiratory infections, according to an autopsy.

Winter said Monjack, his mother-in-law and their lawyer all talked to him about a possible mold problem in the home during the investigation into Brittany's death.

Murphy, however, issued a statement Monday saying that she has "never been personally asked by the Coroner or anyone from the Health Department to come and inspect my home for mold."

Winter called that "an absolute lie," but Murphy's publicist, Roger Neal, stood by the statement, calling it "100 percent factual."

The home apparently was tested by "a well-respected company" for dangerous mold just two months before Murphy's death, according to Neal.

"Simon Monjack received the report and assured Brittany and Sharon Murphy that there was no mold danger and it was safe to stay in the house," Neal said.

Monjack, a British screenwriter, married Murphy in 2007.

She was an often bubbly, free-spirited actress who appeared in films such as "Clueless," "8 Mile," "Don't Say a Word" and "Girl, Interrupted."

She also lent her voice to animated works, including the movie "Happy Feet" -- in which she also sang -- and a regular role on the animated TV series "King of the Hill."

Mould in your home can kill as actress Brittany Murphy's death linked to fungus in LA mansion

Mould in your home can kill as actress Brittany Murphy's death linked to fungus in LA mansion

By David Hurst
Updated: 16:08 BST, 29 March 2013

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Tragic death: At the time of her death, there were rumours that the 32-year-old actress had died of a drug overdose or an eating disorder

A more unlikely end to the Hollywood dream could not seem possible - but this week it was reported that the deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her British screenwriter husband Simon Monjack might have been caused by mould growing in their luxury Los Angeles home.

Murphy, who starred in such films as Clueless and Sin Sity, was only 32 when she died last December - at the time there was speculation her death was linked to drug abuse or an eating disorder.

When Monjack died in May at the age of 40, his death was blamed on heart failure.

Now, in both cases, the cause of death has been recorded as pneumonia and anaemia, and experts have suggested mould could be to blame, damaging the couples respiratory systems.

U.S. public health officials are said to be inspecting the mansion Murphy and Monjack lived in.

It may seem extraordinary, but in fact mould in the home is a common health problem, affecting tens of thousands of people in the UK, explains Malcolm Richardson, Professor of medical mycology (the study of mould) at the University of Manchester.

Britain is especially prone to moulds, due to it being damp and cold so often, and because a lot of the housing is old, he says.

Yet compared with countries such as America and Finland, theres not much awareness of mould or the health damage it can cause - it can be fatal.

There are hundreds of thousands of types of mould, he says, but only about ten types cause health problems, commonly sinusitis, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions, as well as allergies.

Mould is a form of fungus which forms anywhere theres moisture trapped in the air typically around showers, dishwashers, washing machines, tumbledryers and in kitchens, although it is also often found in the moist soil of pot plants.

Any flooding is likely to lead to mould. If it is growing rapidly, the evidence will be visible in months - but it can take years to form and to be noticed.

The common places for mould to grow in houses is wallpaper, flooring, behind wall tiles and on window frames, explains Professor Richardson.

He adds: It can form in any poorly ventilated house, no matter how grand or ordinary, but its especially likely where there is moisture leaking.

A leaking radiator is often a mould hotspot - you may not even be able to see that a radiator is leaking, but even a small leak can be enough to wet the back wall and the carpet beneath.

Professor Roy Watling, an authority on fungi and formerly head of mycology at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, says: 'When you walk around on the damp carpet, mould spores are released into the atmosphere, which you can then inhale.

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Under investigation: U.S. public health officials are looking at the LA home of Monjack, 40, and Murphy - after both died of respiratory problems and anemia

'Normally the immune system detects the spores and helps you to get rid of them by coughing or sneezing.

But some people with poorer immune systems are unable to reject the spores, and so they germinate in their lung tissue, causing inflammation.

Those most at risk of health problems caused by household moulds are children and babies, the elderly and those in poor health.

Breathing in mould spores can have one of two effects - it can cause an infection, which usually strikes people with a weakened immune system.

Simon Monjack and Brittany MurphySimon Monjack and Brittany Murphy

More than coincidence: Simon Monjack died five months after the death of his wife Murphy. Both deaths have been linked to respiratory problems

Mould is an opportunistic fungus, and grows aggressively in the body, stopping the organs working properly - so it can be lethal, says Professor Richardson.

Mould can also cause allergic reactions, particularly asthma, as the immune system reacts to the spores when they make their way into the upper airways and sinuses.

Symptoms of a mould problem include coughing, constant tiredness, eye and throat irritation, headaches, skin irritation or nausea.


  • The best way to prevent mould is to open windows every day, use extractor fans and repair anywhere damp is getting in or lingering - such as roofs, cracked wall tiles and windows. Once mould has formed bleach is the best way to get rid of it, says Professor Richardson. There are biocides - a pesticide for fungus - that are effective. You do have to be careful with these as they in themselves can be dangerous to health.'
  • You can also scrub down black moulds in the bathroom or kitchen with a copper fungicide, found at garden centres, adds Professor Watling. These can be diluted and dabbed on affected areas.
  • In bathrooms and kitchens, use paints that contain mould inhibitors, says Professor Watling.
  • In lofts, wasp, and bird nests can be prime spots for mould formation. Spores in lofts can drift down into bedrooms. Contact environmental agencies for help.

For Christine and John Frost, from mansfield in Derbyshire, it comes as no surprise to learn that mould can have a devastating effect on health.

Christine, 62, first noticed black mould on a wall in their living room three-and-a-half years ago.

Environmental health experts told her that the bungalow they have lived in for seven years was riddled with two types of mould due to condensation.

The mould had spread everywhere except the bedroom. It was even in our carpets, curtains and some of our furniture that was only a few years old, she says.

She adds: We had to get rid of our armchairs, even though you couldnt see the mould because it was inside. It was heartbreaking.

I was told that it was caused by moisture in the air due to cooking and bathing, but I have windows open all day, even on the coldest days.

John, 77, a former transport manager, has suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for eight years, a progressive illness that affects the lungs and makes it hard to breathe.

The mould problem in his home has been extremely worrying. As his wife, a retired traffic warden explains, this means breathing in mould through the air in their home could be lethal.

At one point our doctor told John to stay in his bedroom because it was too dangerous for him to breathe the air in the rest of our house, she says.

Last year, I also developed a dreadful cough which hasnt gone away. Ive never had a cough like this before.

The mould in our house totally destroyed us. It was just horrendous.

Then, last year the couple had their roof retiled and the mould miraculously disappeared. The Frosts home has now been mould-free for several months.

It means John can access the entire house, but both he and Christine still have the health problems that they believe mould caused or exacerbated.

Lots of people have mould in this country, and it can cause a lot of health problems as its always in the air.

If only wed known the risks, wed have had the roof done sooner, she says.

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Brittany MurphyBrittany Murphy.jpgMurphy at the Australian premiere of Happy Feet in 2006BornBrittany Anne Bertolotti
November 10, 1977
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.DiedDecember 20, 2009 (aged32)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.Causeof deathPneumonia[1]Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
3408?39?N 11819?11?W? / ?34.14414N 118.31979WOccupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Yearsactive19912009Spouse(s)Simon Monjack (m.2007??2009)

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack[2] (nee Bertolotti; November 10, 1977 December 20, 2009) was an American actress and singer. Born in Atlanta, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless (1995), followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998). She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

In the 2000s Murphy appeared in Don't Say a Word (2001) alongside Michael Douglas, and alongside Eminem in 8 Mile (2002), for which she gained critical recognition.[3] Her later roles included Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Spun (2002), Just Married (2003), Uptown Girls (2003), Sin City (2005), and Happy Feet (2006). Murphy also voiced Luanne Platter on the animated television series King of the Hill (19972009). Her final film, Something Wicked, was released in April 2014.

In December 2009, Murphy died of pneumonia at the age of 32.

Early life

Brittany Anne Bertolotti[4] was born in Atlanta, Georgia,[5] to Sharon Kathleen Murphy[2] and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti,[6] who divorced when she was two years old. Murphy was raised by her mother in Edison, New Jersey. Bertolotti was not named as her father on Brittany's first death certificate. Prior to her enrolling at Edison High School, the family moved to Los Angeles in 1991 so that Murphy could pursue an acting career.[7][8][9]

Murphy said her mother never tried to stifle her creativity, and she considered her mother a crucial factor in her later success: "When I asked my mom to move to California, she sold everything and moved out here for me. She always believed in me."[5] Murphy's mother is of Irish and Eastern European descent and her father is of Italian ancestry.[10][11] She was raised a Baptist and later became a non-denominational Christian.[12][13] She had two older half-brothers and a younger half-sister.[14]


Murphy at the London premiere of Happy Feet, December 2006


Murphy attended Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey, in 1982. From the age of four, she trained in singing, dancing, and acting until her move to California at thirteen.[15] Murphy made her Broadway debut in 1997, as Catherine, in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge opposite veteran actors Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney.[16]

Murphy landed her first job in Hollywood when she was thirteen, starring as Brenda Drexell in the series Drexell's Class. She then went on to play Molly Morgan in the short-lived The Torkelsons spinoff Almost Home. Murphy also guest-starred on several television series, including Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Blossom, seaQuest 2032, Murder One and Frasier. She also had recurring roles on Sister, Sister, Party of Five, and Boy Meets World.

Murphy's breakthrough role was in her second feature film, the teen comedy Clueless (1995), directed by Amy Heckerling, which developed a cult following. She followed this with roles in Freeway (1996), with Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland, and the independent comedy Bongwater (1998). In 1999, she had a supporting role in James Mangold's Girl, Interrupted as a troubled psychiatric patient alongside Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie; and as an aspiring beauty queen in Drop Dead Gorgeous. She also voiced the character Luanne Platter on Fox's animated sitcom King of the Hill for the entirety of the show's run from 1997 to 2009, and Joseph Gribble until the fifth season. She was nominated for an Annie Award for voice acting in the King of the Hill episode "Movin' On Up".[17]

She began the 2000s with a leading role in Don't Say a Word (2001) alongside Michael Douglas; the TV adaptation of the novel The Devil's Arithmetic (2001); 8 Mile (2002), for which she received critical acclaim;[3] and Uptown Girls (2003). In 2003, she starred in the romantic comedies Just Married and Little Black Book (2004) and the critically acclaimed Sin City (2005). Film critic Roger Ebert frequently acclaimed Murphy's acting talent and comedic timing, giving good reviews to several of her films and comparing her to Lucille Ball:[18]

As for Brittany Murphy, for me, it goes back to the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards [where] Murphy was assigned to present one of the awards. Her task was to read the names of the five nominees, open an envelope, and reveal the name of the winner. This she turned into an opportunity for screwball improvisational comedy, by pretending she could not follow this sequence, not even after the audience shouted instructions and the stage manager came to whisper in her ear not once but twice. There were those in the audience who were dumbfounded by her stupidity. I was dumbfounded by her brilliance.[19]

Murphy followed with several independent films, including as Spun (2002), Neverwas (2005), and Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl (2006), as well as two Edward Burns films: Sidewalks of New York (2001) and The Groomsmen (2006). She returned to voice acting with the critically acclaimed 2006 animated feature Happy Feet, as Gloria Penguin. In 2009, she was cast in the Lifetime TV movie Tribute, as the main character, Cilla. Murphy completed the thriller/drama Abandoned in June 2009 and it was released in 2010, after her death.[20] In November 2009, Murphy left the production of The Caller, which was being filmed in Puerto Rico, and was replaced by Rachelle Lefevre. Murphy denied media reports that she had been fired from the project after being difficult on set, and cited "creative differences".[21] Something Wicked, her final film, was released in 2014.


Murphy performing for the crew during a USO show aboard USSNimitz on June 19, 2003

Murphy's career also included work as a singer. She commented: "My singing voice isn't like my speaking voice...I've just always kept it a secret and never taken credit because I wanted to learn how to work behind the microphone in a recording studio, and some of the singers don't even know it was me recording on their albums."[22]

She was in a band called Blessed Soul with fellow actor Eric Balfour in the early 1990s. On June 6, 2006, Murphy and Paul Oakenfold released the single "Faster Kill Pussycat", from the album A Lively Mind. The song became a club hit and hit number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.[23] It also hit number seven in Oakenfold's native United Kingdom in June 2006.[24]

She dabbled in music again with the release of the film Happy Feet, in which she covered Queen's "Somebody to Love" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland". Murphy said about her character, Gloria, "Oddly enough, of all the characters I've played, Gloria is the most like me. And she's a penguin! George Miller always wanted one person to do both [the speaking and the singing]. I said, 'I can sing,' and I asked him to give me a shot. I don't think he took me very seriously, because most actors say they can do most things."[22]

Personal life

In late 2002, Murphy began dating Ashton Kutcher, her co-star in Just Married.[25] Once engaged to talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz, Murphy became engaged to Joe Macaluso in December 2005, a production assistant she met while working on the film Little Black Book.[26] In August 2006, they ended their engagement.[26] In May 2007, Murphy married British screenwriter Simon Monjack in a private Jewish ceremony in Los Angeles.[27] For the last three-and-a-half years of her life, Murphy, her mother and Monjack lived together in the same house.[28]

In the early 2000s, Murphy lost a large amount of weight,[29][30] which led to rumors of a cocaine addiction.[29][31] In 2005, Murphy disputed such claims to Jane magazine, saying, "No, just for the record I have never tried it in my entire life."[29][31] At this point, she had recently signed as the spokesmodel for Jordache jeans.[32]


At 8:00am on December 20, 2009, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to "a medical request"[33] at the Los Angeles home Murphy and Monjack shared. She had apparently collapsed in a bathroom.[5] Firefighters attempted to resuscitate Murphy on the scene. She was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she died at 10:04 after going into cardiac arrest.[5][33][34]

Shortly after her death, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told the Associated Press: "It appears to be natural."[8][35][36] An autopsy was performed the day after she died. Her death certificate listed the cause of death as "deferred".[37] On February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication. On February 25, 2010, the coroner released a report stating that Murphy had been taking a range of over-the-counter and prescription medications, with the most likely reason being to treat a cold or respiratory infection. These included "elevated levels" of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, L-methamphetamine, and chlorpheniramine. All of the drugs were legal and the death was ruled to be an accident, but the report observed: "the possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state."[1]

Grave of Brittany Murphy at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

On December 24, 2009, Murphy was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.[38]

On May 23, 2010, her widower Simon Monjack was found dead at the same Hollywood Hills residence.[39] In July 2010, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter stated that the cause of his death was acute pneumonia and severe anemia.[40] It was reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Health had considered toxic mold in their house as a possible cause of the deaths, but this was dismissed by Ed Winter, who stated that there were "no indicators" that mold was a factor.[41] Murphy's mother Sharon described the reports of mold contributing to the deaths as "absurd" and went on to state that inspecting the home for mold was never requested by the Health Department.[42] In December 2011, Sharon Murphy changed her stance, announcing that toxic mold was indeed what killed her daughter and son-in-law, and filed a lawsuit against the attorneys who represented her in an earlier suit against the builders of the home where her daughter and son-in-law died.[43]

On January 11, 2012, her father Angelo Bertolotti applied to the Superior Court of California requesting that the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office be required to hand over samples of his daughter's hair for independent testing.[44][45] The suit was dismissed on July 19, 2012, after Bertolotti failed to attend two separate hearings.[46]

In November 2013, Angelo Bertolotti claimed that a toxicology report showed that deliberate poisoning by heavy metals, including antimony and barium, was a possible cause of Brittany Murphy's death. Sharon Murphy described the claim as "a smear".[47][48]


In January 2010, Murphy's mother, Sharon, and her widower, Simon Monjack, established the Brittany Murphy Foundation, a charitable fund for children's arts education, as well as supporting the USO and cancer research.[49][50]

The Foundation was launched on February 4, 2010, at a fundraising event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.[51] After a records search revealed that the foundation's not-for-profit status had not been filed, the foundation refunded any donations received. In an official letter on the foundation's website, they stated that in an effort to get the foundation set up as quickly as possible, they had established it as a private foundation with plans to apply for nonprofit status later. However, they said that they had decided to wait until the foundation's nonprofit status was approved before going any further in order to truly honor Murphy and the foundation's charitable goals.[52]

On November 10, 2013, the Brittany Murphy Foundation was officially relaunched by her father Angelo Bertolotti, according to a press release posted at the foundation's website.[53]

As of September2018, the Brittany Murphy Foundation appears to be defunct. GuideStar USA, Inc., an information service specializing in reporting on US nonprofit companies, reports that the Brittany Murphy Foundation has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months, which may indicate that it has ceased operations.[54]


Feature films

Year Title Role Notes 1993 Family Prayers Elise Alternative title: A Family Divided 1995 Clueless Tai Frasier 1996 Freeway Rhonda 1997 Bongwater Mary 1997 Drive Deliverance Bodine 1998 Falling Sky Emily Nicholson 1998 The Prophecy II Izzy Direct-to-video release 1998 Phoenix Veronica 1998 Zack and Reba Reba Simpson 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous Lisa Swenson 1999 Girl, Interrupted Daisy Randone 2000 Trixie Ruby Pearli 2000 Angels! Nurse Bellows 2000 Cherry Falls Jody Marken 2000 The Audition Daniella Short subject 2001 Sidewalks of New York Ashley 2001 Summer Catch Dede Mulligan 2001 Don't Say a Word Elisabeth Burrows 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Fay Forrester 2002 Spun Nikki 2002 Something in Between Sky Short subject 2002 8 Mile Alex Latourno 2003 Just Married Sarah 2003 Uptown Girls Molly Gunn 2003 Good Boy! Nelly Voice role 2004 Little Black Book Stacy Holt 2005 Sin City Shellie 2005 Neverwas Maggie Paige 2006 The Groomsmen Sue 2006 Love and Other Disasters Emily "Jacks" Jackson 2006 Happy Feet Gloria Voice role 2006 The Dead Girl Krista Kutcher 2008 The Ramen Girl Abby Producer credit[55] 2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Colleen O'Hallahan (voice) Direct-to-video release 2009 Deadline Alice Direct-to-video release 2009 Across the Hall June 2010 Abandoned Mary Direct-to-video; posthumous release 2014 Something Wicked Susan Posthumous release (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes 1991 Murphy Brown Frank's sister Episode: "On Another Plane: Part 1" 199192 Drexell's Class Brenda Drexell 18 episodes 1992 Kids Incorporated Celeste Episode: "Lay Off" 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Angie Episode: "The Kiss" 1993 Almost Home Molly Morgan 13 episodes 1993 Blossom Wendy Episode: "Blossom in Paris: Part 1" 1994 Frasier Olsen Episode: "Give Him the Chair!" 1994 Party of Five Abby 2 episodes 199495 Sister, Sister Sarah 6 episodes 1995 Boy Meets World Trini Martin 2 episodes 1995 The Marshal Lizzie Roth Episode: "These Foolish Things" 1995 seaQuest DSV Christine VanCamp Episode: "Second Chance" 1995 Murder One Diane "Dee-Dee" Carson Episode: "Chapter Nine" 1996 Double Jeopardy Julia Movie 1996 Nash Bridges Carrie Episode: "Night Train" 1996 Clueless Jasmine Episode: "Driving Me Crazy" 1997
2009 King of the Hill Luanne Platter (voice)
Various characters (voice) 226 episodes 1998 David and Lisa Lisa 1999 The Devil's Arithmetic Rivkah Showtime film 1999
2000 Pepper Ann Tank the 8th grader (voice) 3 episodes 2000 Common Ground Dorothy Nelson Movie 2005 I'm Still Here Voiceover Documentary about The Holocaust 2009 Tribute Cilla McGowan Movie 2009 Megafault Dr. Amy Lane Movie

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes 1995 My First Encyclopedia Space floor guide Live action 2006 Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Karen Light 2006 Happy Feet Gloria Music videos Year Song Artist Notes 1995 "Here" Luscious Jackson 2001 "A Little Respect" Wheatus 2004 "Closest Thing to Heaven" Tears for Fears 2006 "Faster Kill Pussycat" Paul Oakenfold Also provided vocals on song

Stage work

Year Production Role Location 1997 A View from the Bridge[56] Catherine Broadway

Awards and nominations

Satellite Awards Year Category Nominated work Result 2002 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture Don't Say a Word Nominated Spike Video Game Awards 2006 Best Supporting Female Performance Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Nominated Teen Choice Awards 2003 Choice Movie ActressComedy Just Married Nominated Choice Lip Lock (shared with Ashton Kutcher) Nominated Choice Movie ActressDrama/Action-Adventure 8 Mile Nominated Choice Lip Lock (shared with Eminem) Nominated 2005 Choice Movie ActressDrama Little Black Book Nominated Young Artist Awards 1996 Best Professional Actress/Singer N/A Nominated Best Young Supporting Actress in a Feature Film Clueless Nominated 1999 Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series or SeriesLeading Young Actress David and Lisa Nominated 2000 Best Young Leading Actress in a Feature Film Girl, Interrupted Nominated


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