Recently, Monjack was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after his plane landed. Murphy reportedly didn't think it was serious enough for Monjack to go to the hospital, but the fire department disagreed. According to TMZ, Monjack was incoherent when EMTs boarded the plane.
It was also reported that her husband Monjack would lurk around the set of her last film "The Caller" and intervene so much that producers had to call a meeting to discuss how to deal with him. Perez Hilton claimed that Monjack allegedly got involved in a fight "with some locals."
Monjack defended himself against suggestions that he had been a negative influence on Murphy. "I don't know why anyone would think that," he told "Access Hollywood." "She found love. We found love. Brittany didn't get to where Brittany was with anyone controlling her? Brittany was Brittany."
"So many people have their views of us, but they never met us or sat down with us," he told People magazine. "I'm not perfect, but I don't think anyone is ? I am feeling beyond devastated. I was in love with Brittany and Brittany with me."
Murphy is no stranger to shady characters. Her father Angelo Bertolotti was a convicted member of the mob and served jail time. From most accounts, she steered clear of him.
"We weren't that close and that was probably because my father was a pretty high-profile guy, involved with mob ties, etc," her half brother Jeff Bertolotti said.
As if to distance herself from him even further, she even changed her legal name to Murphy in 2002.
Despite her personal struggles, Murphy was widely respected as a member of young Hollywood and worked with A-list co-stars including Michael Douglas.
"She was beautiful and an actress people wanted to work with," Malkin said. "She really touched a lot of people in this town. Yes, she had dropped out of the spotlight, but somewhere in the back of your head you're saying maybe she'll come back. She's not coming back."