Brittany Murphy's family quizzed by coroner

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 February 2010
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy's family quizzed by coroner

Late 'Clueless' actress Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack and her mum Sharon Murphy were questioned by coroners yesterday (03.02.10) who had queries surrounding her death

Brittany Murphy's husband and mother were questioned by coroners at their home yesterday (03.02.10).

The late 'Clueless' actress' spouse Simon Monjack and her mum Sharon Murphy - who lived with the couple in Los Angeles - were visited by Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter and queried about the circumstances surrounding the 32-year-old star's death on December 20.

Leaving the building, he told TMZ: "The investigation is continuing. The family is very cooperative and we will continue with our investigation.

"They were able to fill in some questions that we had involving the case. But I really can't comment on it.

"We actually interviewed them together."

Brittany is believed to have died from a suspected cardiac arrest, but her death certificate lists the cause of her death as "deferred" and the manner of death as "pending investigation".

Following her passing, there has been much speculation about Brittany's use of prescription drugs and weight issues.

Ten different types of medication were confiscated from her bedroom after she was found collapsed in the shower.

It is believed the coroner paid the pair a visit to find out more information after being unsatisfied the toxicology report - which has not yet been released - told the full story.

This news comes shortly after it was claimed the coroners had been warned prescription medications used to arrive at the property every week, addressed to someone called 'Lola'.

The gossip website reports: "Sources tell TMZ a man who worked at Brittany Murphy's house has told the Coroner's Office that someone would deliver a sealed, manila envelope to the house every Friday filled with prescription medications in bottles. The name on the envelope - 'Lola.'

"The ex-employee told the coroner drugs were also mailed from Los Angeles to Louisiana - where Brittany was shooting a movie and Simon was tagging along - in the months before she died."

The official cause of death is due to be announced shortly, when toxicology test results come back and the autopsy report will be released.

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