Husband of deceased actress dies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Police say the husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead.

In this Nov. 26, 2006 file photo, U.S. actress Brittany Murphy arrives in Leicester Square for the European premiere of her latest film "Happy Feet" in central London. The Los Angeles Fire Department has responded to a 911 call from the home of actress Brittany Murphy's husband. Fire Department spokesman Devon Gale says the call was made at 8 a.m. Sunday from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to British screenwriter Simon Monjack, who is married to Murphy. Gale says one person was transported to a hospital. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police say the husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead.

The body of screenwriter Simon Monjack was found late Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills, five months after the death of his wife.

Police spokesman Sgt. Louie Lozano says the preliminary cause of death is natural causes.

He tells The Associated Press that investigators are still at the scene early Monday and he does not have any more details on Monjack's death.

Murphy died Dec. 20, after going into sudden cardiac arrest because of "drug intake," according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office

Her death was ruled accidental, the result of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication.

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