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Brittany Murphy’s sudden death still raises questions after 12 years.

The late American actress is the subject of a new HBO Max documentary to air on October 14, titled “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?” who promises to reveal “savory details” about his final days. It also explores her relationship with her husband, British screenwriter and producer Simon Monjack.


The show, produced by Blumhouse Television, includes interviews with Monjack’s mother, Linda, and brother, James, as well as his former fiancée Elizabeth Ragsdale, who alleged that he lied to her about who he was. people magazine Reported on Wednesday.

The “Clueless” star died in 2009 from a combination of pneumonia, anemia, and multiple drug intoxication from a combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. She was 32 years old. Monjack died five months later at the age of 40 for similar reasons.

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Makeup artist Trista Jordan, who worked with Murphy in her last film, 2009’s “Something Wicked,” came forward for the special. She claimed that Murphy’s appearance in her final months was shocking.

“Her eyes were so sunken, and she just looked so sad,” Jordan told the outlet. “She wasn’t herself. She was in a lot of pain. She had bambi legs and couldn’t stand.”

Cynthia Hill, the director behind the documentary, said her research on Monjack raised red flags during filming.

“He was a troubled person used to deceiving people and Brittany was one of his ultimate victims,” ​​she claimed. “There was a pattern of behavior that became clear the more research we did.”

Monjack, who was clearly emotional after his wife’s death, described Murphy as his best friend and soul mate to the press. The two married in 2007. They claimed that they were planning a family.

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Brittany Murphy attends the 'Across the Hall' premiere at Lemmel Music Hall 3 on December 1, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.  He died on 20 December 2009.

Hill noted that everyone who spoke about Murphy described how compassionate she was to the people she encountered.

“Everyone was so consistent when they would describe him,” Hill explained. “She was so generous, caring and always thought of by everyone and I think sometimes she is forgotten because of all the mystery surrounding her death.”

“She was loved by everyone,” Hill said.

In 2020, Investigation Discovery (ID) revisited Starr’s case in a documentary titled “Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery”. It featured the final interview conducted by Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, before his death in 2019 at the age of 92. The Vice-Chancellor had earlier cast doubt on the conclusion that his famous daughter had died of natural causes. Cyril Vecht, a forensic pathologist brought in by Bertolotti to investigate Murphy’s death, also participated in that documentary.

At the time of the show’s airing, Weicht told Granthshala News that he was equally shocked by Murphy’s sudden demise and was eager to investigate what might have really happened.

Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy attend the 2007 Hope Gala Honoring Michael Ball of Rock's Award;  Republic with a performance by John Legend at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 9, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA.

“What stood out to me was that here’s a 32-year-old girl,” he explained. “How could she develop such an advanced condition of pneumonia and such an incredible state of iron deficiency? Where in the world was her mother, her husband? Why didn’t she get proper medical care? I was just shocked by all of this. She had a There were financial means to see a doctor. And then he had strong opium prescriptions. It was very surprising.”

As for Wecht, the matter will never really be clarified in the years to come.

“The body is extensively decomposed at this point,” he said. “Now it is all over. No meaningful scientific studies can be done. But there is no question about pneumonia. It was shown and proven. There is no question about advanced pneumonia or iron deficiency.” No. It can’t be avoided… Still, it’s too late now.”