As new news has emerged, it has been more than a decade since the tragic death of Brittany Murphy but many fans are still mourning her loss. On December 20, 2009, Murphy collapsed on the bathroom floor of his home in Los Angeles and She lived with her husband Simon Monjack and her mother Sharon.
He was brought to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and pronounced dead the next morning. According to The New York Times, the coroner’s office reported that the primary cause of his death was community-acquired pneumonia, as well as iron deficiency anemia and multiple medications.
Her husband died of similar causes a few months later, with CNN reporting that he died of acute pneumonia and severe anemia.
To such an extent that a series of conspiracy theories began to emerge regarding his death. What Happened to Brittany Murphy on HBO Max in 2021? released a two-part documentary series called Once and For All. One of the most notable revelations to set the record was that she was reportedly in control of Monjack.
This had apparently cut off her access to friends and family and took over her career by acting as her manager agent and even a makeup artist. It’s been nearly 13 years since Murphy and his friend Melanie passed away, and Lynskey gave more tragic details about the actor’s life at the time.
Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey talks about the struggles in the life of her good friend Brittany Murphy.
Linsky said the way he saw himself was always heartbreaking to me. She had to change her feelings to become a successful actress. She was exactly as she was but people called her a fat man. Because when she was very young her cheeks were a little round.
Many of Murphy’s friends share the same sentiment. Soon after his death, sources told People Murphy had “crazy self-image issues” about his hair, his clothes, his skin, his teeth. All in all she was always so self-conscious. In separate interviews, his somewhat wicked co-star Robert Blanche said that he noticed Murphy was underweight.
His weight represented some kind of struggle for him that they shared. You geez don’t want to tell Britney that you are too skinny but she looked too skinny.
Despite his issues, Murphy always wanted to live a long life. In an interview with Drew Barrymore in Interview magazine in 2003, Murphy was infatuated with the idea of growing up. I would like to be very old… It’s scary, but in the same sense. It’s also very exciting.