Brittany Murphy Cause of Death Speculation: Drug Overdose? Eating Disorder?

December 23, 2009

Brittany Murphy cause of death speculation – could it have been a drug overdose or perhaps complications from an eating disorder? Her husband, Simon Monjack, is none too happy with the latest news surrounding the cause of his wife’s death. Let’s take a break from the sports world a bit…read more on Brittany, whose life was tragically cut short, plus see photos and video below.

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News surrounding Brittany Murphy’s cause of death – speculation that drugs allegedly were involved or that the actress suffered from an eating disorder, has her husband of over two years, Simon Monjack, is on the defense.

He said:

“I’m confident it wasn’t an overdose. She was not a drug addict…There’s no question that’s rubbish…My wife did not take anything on the morning of her death that would have caused her to be sick or ill, let alone die. It’s beyond even the sickest speculation…

“The attacks on me, the attacks on my wife and suggestions that she was anorexic and drug addicted, it’s like, look at the (recent) photographs. Look at that smile. That’s not the smile of an anorexic or drug addict or someone in a bad marriage. That’s someone who was content with her life.”

An autopsy done Monday showed no signs of foul play, and her cause of death was listed as ‘deferred’ as the L.A. County Coroner waits for results from toxicology, histopathology and neuropathology reports, which could take about four to six weeks.

Speaking of the L.A. County coroner, their office has come under fire again, as confidential information regarding Brittany Murphy’s death was tipped off to TMZ, and they subsequently reported that prescription drugs were found in the actress’ home. This past summer, an investigation into whether coroner’s employees either “illegally leaked or sold” info regarding Michael Jackson’s death was conducted, but later found that no violations took place.

Services for Murphy, as reported by, will take place tomorrow, Christmas Eve, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. The funeral will be private. Plans are being made for a larger memorial service to be held early next month.

What are your thoughts regarding Brittany Murphy’s cause of death speculation? Leave me a comment, plus see some photos and video of this beautiful star, whose life ended way too soon, below.

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Photos: Apega/, Jody Cortes / WENN,

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