Murphy's Husband Calls Drug, Anorexia Rumors 'Crazy'

Simon Monjack wants to know why wife Brittany Murphy died at 32.

ByLuchina Fisher
December 21, 2009, 5:48 PM

Dec. 23, 2009— -- Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, is rebutting rumors that drugs or an eating disorder contributed to the actress' death, saying that he, along with the rest of the world, wants to know why she died from a heart attack at 32.

"These rumors that she was anorexic? It's crazy," Monjack told People magazine Tuesday. "She was slim but that was her natural physique. This is what's killing all of us? How did it happen? Her mum, myself and her family, we want to know why we lost our baby."

Monjack is eager to get the autopsy results, although he initially balked at the thought that "they're going to cut her open," he said, weeping.

The coroner Monday completed an autopsy of the actress who suffered cardiac arrest at her Hollywood home Sunday and was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:04 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

It will be four to six weeks before laboratory results are in and the official cause of death can be determined, Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Ed Winter told that.

Monjack, a British writer, producer and director, told People that his wife suffered from a heart murmur, which can cause fatigue, dizziness and irregular heartbeats. But she did not require medication to treat a condition that is generally not life threatening, he said.

The day before she died, he said, his wife was ill and stayed in bed all day. She was suffering from laryngitis, which she treated with herbal tea, ginger and lemon.

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