Parallel Universe

Monjack's Death Similar to Murphy's

Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, died from eerily similar causes—acute pneumonia and severe anemia—according to the Monjack’s autopsy results released Wednesday. There were also several prescription drugs found in his system. "Just like Brittany," Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. "It is with great relief that Simon's preliminary autopsy findings have been released, so the media speculations can stop," Murphy’s mom Sharon said in a statement. "As I was sure of, just like my daughter Brittany, there was no kind of drug overdose." Monjack, 39 years old, was found dead in the couple's Hollywood home less than six months after his wife of three years, who also died in their house. According to her autopsy report, Murphy, 32, died from a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication—all of which were legal and prescribed.