Simon Monjack, left, husband of deceased actress Brittany
Murphy and Murphy’s mother Sharon pose with a portrait of the actress in Los
Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. Monjack said the portrait by photographer Bruce
Weber was Murphy’s favorite photo of herself. (AP Photo/Chris
A month after Brittany Murphy’s mysterious death, her mother and husband say
they are convinced the actress died of natural causes, not drugs or an eating
In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sharon Murphy and Simon
Monjack said that Murphy did not use drugs or alcohol and that they are awaiting
a determination from coroner’s officials that will end speculation prescription
medicine caused Murphy’s death on Dec. 20 at age 32.
Monjack said some of the prescription medications found in the couple’s
Hollywood Hills home belonged to him.
Murphy had mitral valve prolapse, a common condition where a heart valve does
not properly close, but doctors said the actress “would live a long and healthy
life,” Monjack said.