Anorak | The Brittany Murphy Murder: In Pictures

The Brittany Murphy Murder: In Pictures

by | 22nd, December 2009

8151324 BRITTANY Murphy: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the death of Brittany Murphy in the news, featuring cocaine, anorexia, Simon Monjack and pharma parties.

The cause of Brittany Murphy’s death was a heart attack. There has been an autopsy
To discover what caused the heart attack. Mr Brittany Murphy, ask Simon Monjack, has reportedly said that no autopsy should be carried out.

In pictures: Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)

The media gets to work making sideways looks and nudging you in the ribs:

The Sun says British-born Monjack was once arrested by immigration officials in April 2007 for overstaying his visa.

A month alter he married Brittany and was forced to deny hurtful rumours [now published in the Sun] that the wedding was arranged to avoid deportation.”

The word hurtful is not of the Sun’s design. Hurtful is what Murphy and Monjack said about the preposterous lies ”, those hurtful reports on their private lives. The Sun listens. The Sun says Monjack once failed to pay rent on a flat. He had been married before, to a Simone Bienne and went to court over a settlement. There was a judgment made against him by Coutts & Company, the Queen’s bankers ”. How low can you get getting into a row with a nice old lady like the Queen?

Each line is a poke in the readers’ ribs, a sideways look, a nudge and a wink. Brittany Murphy is dead and the press are assassianting her inncoent husband.

Over on Sky News , we get to examine the corpse:

Brittany Murphy is reported to have been very thin before her death. Speculation is mounting that 32-year-old Murphy’s sudden death was linked to drugs or anorexia…

Sky then does that trick of reporting on any scurrilous rumour published by the corporate gossip blog TMZ:

Los Angeles based celebrity website TMZ has reported there was “a significant amount of vomit” in the bathroom area and that there were a lot of prescriptions in the house.

Vomit. Prescription dugs. One plus one equals wild speculation. Anyone else feel a bit queasy at the dead woman’s reamins being picked over? Having delivered readers a glance into the scene where a young woman died, Sky’s Tom Bonnett points the finger:

But her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, has said she was suffering from laryngitis.

“BRITT COPS FIND LARGE PILLS STASH,” screams the Mirror . What pills? How many? Don’t know. Don’t know.

In any case, what killed Brittany Murphy what triggered the

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