Simon Monjack died of same causes as wife Brittany

Thursday July 22, 2010

Passing away only five months after wife Brittany Murphy’s tragic death shocked the world, officials say that husband, British-born screenwriter Simon Monjack, died of the same causes as his wife.

The Los Angeles County Coroner has indicated that the cause of death was acute pneumonia and severe anaemia.

“Just like Brittany,” Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter told CNN.

Thirty-two-year-old Brittany died suddenly in their home on December 20 sparking an outpouring of condolences as friends and fans mourned the loss of the Hollywood star.

Simon passed away months later on May 23.

His family has requested that another test be conducted before the full autopsy report is released.

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