Brittany Murphy Murdered?
Brittany Murphy in 2006 (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
When Brittany Murphy died in 2009 at age 32, it was a shock, as is any sudden death of a young star. Many assumed that an overdose or anorexia led to her death. But as the details of her final days emerged, it became clear that Murphy wasn't the victim of fast living or Hollywood obsessions. She had been quite sick in the days before her death, with symptoms suggesting pneumonia and anemia.
Murphy's parents were not convinced of that diagnosis, and the death of her husband, Simon Montjack, from the same symptoms several months later raised further suspicion. For some time, Murphy's parents pursued the possibility that black mold in her home had led to the two deaths, but this week there's evidence of a more sinister culprit: poison.
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