Simon Monjack wanted Brittany on life support

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2010
Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack

Simon Monjack wanted Brittany on life support

Late actress Brittany Murphy was technically still alive when she was admitted to hospital, and her husband wanted to keep her on life support

Brittany Murphy's husband wanted to keep her on life support.

Simon Monjack has revealed the actress - who tragically passed away aged 32 on December 20 last year after an alleged prescription drugs overdose - was technically alive when she was admitted to hospital.

He said: "The doctor said, 'She'll be brain dead, basically.' And asked, 'What do you want me to do?' and I said, 'I want you to keep going.'

"Because in my mind, I'm thinking you never know what medical thing might happen in 10 years time."

Unfortunately, a short while later the doctors returned to say the star had taken a turn for the worse and there was nothing they could do.

Simon added to 'Access Hollywood': "And then, the doctor came in with a whole grieving team and said that Brittany hadn't made it."

Brittany's death was ruled to be a result of a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and drug intoxication by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, but as the prescription drugs in her system were not the primary cause of her death it was ruled an accident

Simon vehemently refutes the notion there are any parallels between Brittany's death and that of actor Corey Haim - who passed away last week, also of an overdose, after a long battle with drugs.

Simon said: "Corey was someone that had openly used drugs for many, many years and had a problem.

"Brittany was someone that never used a drug in her life."

When questioned about this, Simon maintained he had never seen his wife use any illegal drugs and that she never abused prescription medication.

He added: "Death is the only place she found peace."

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