'Brittany Murphy was ill before death,' says husband

Tuesday December 22, 2009

The British screenwriter husband of Brittany Murphy has said that the actress was ill in the days leading up to her death and had seen a doctor.

"She had laryngitis. She had been tired at the end of the year. She had made a couple movies," Sam Monjack told Access Hollywood.

Speaking for the first time since the loss of his wife, the screenwriter said: "My world was destroyed yesterday."

He added that he had been touched by the messages of support he had received, particularly a Twitter post from Ashton Kutcher.

"It was comforting to me. I couldn't have said it better," he said.

Police have ruled there was no foul play in Brittany's death – she appears to have died from natural causes.

However there have been reports that a number of prescription drugs were found in the star's house in the hills of West Hollywood.

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