Anorak News | With Brittany Murphy Dead, Foster Kamer And TMZ Feast On Simon Monjack

With Brittany Murphy Dead, Foster Kamer And TMZ Feast On Simon Monjack

by | 21st, December 2009

murphy-simonBRITTANY Murphy is dead and the media has set out to destroy her. But now with nudge and a big sideways glance, it’s staring to eye her husband, Simon Monjack.

Enjoy this bit of poisonous tittle-tattle from AOL’s corporate gossip site TMZ:

Brittany Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife, multiple sources tell TMZ.

In pictures: Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)

The grieving husband does not want his wife’s remains to be cut open? What can it mean for the young woman who died of natural causes? Well, we learn that the L.A. County Coroner’s office will perform an autopsy on Murphy. Maybe it’s standard stuff, for insurance purposes?

TMZ has also learned Brittany Murphy’s mother, who found Murphy unconscious in the shower and called 911, told paramedics her daughter had a history of diabetes. We have not been able to confirm if Murphy did indeed have diabetes, and if so, whether it contributed to her death.

Why would that need to be confirmed or denied by a gossip blog? Had Murphy in some way fabricated an illness to profit from it and dupe the public then it may be worth an investigation. But she didn’t. She was an actress. A good one. She was also a private person. And she died. But TMZ is nudging us in the ribs and winking:

Ed Winter from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office tells TMZ foul play is not suspected at this time.

At. This. Time. When Anorak comes to finishing our Rules of Tabloid Journalism, we will include a chapter on the No-News News. It’s not that there has been no foul play it is that there is not even a suspicion of foul play. At. This. Time. To. How’s that for dealing in facts?

In pictures: Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)

Gawker lean over the garden fence and adds:

But there’s no question the circumstances surrounding this are, well, cloudy. Monjack concerning himself with whether or not there’s an autopsy’s certainly one of them.

Smell that, readers. Stinky journalism. And it’s followed by another gem of a line:

Monjack can mourn, and be presumed innocent of any wrongdoing in regards to influencing Murphy’s life. In all fairness, he can even be assumed to be something that made Murphy very, very happy.

Ah, cheers. Foster Kamer is a writer we usually like, but he’s now plumbing the depths of hackery. Gawker is tuning into a Daily Mail.

And on it goes:

Brittany Murphy may have gotten more than she bargained for when she married Simon Monjack in April. Like something straight out of one of the con stories on Oprah, it seems that Monjack might actually be a two-bit conman using poor Murphy for his own ends.

A woman has died. There is no evidence of foul play. The coroner say natural causes. But the tabloids want more. And if they can’t find it they will just destroy what remains of the star they pretend to mourn…

In pictures: Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)

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