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Late actress Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack found dead

24 MAY 2010

Simon Monjack - the husband of tragic actress Brittany Murphy - has been found dead at the Hollywood Hills home he used to share with his late wife in California.

The screenwriter was pronounced dead on Sunday night after attempts to resuscitate him by emergency services failed.

The sad news comes just five months after Clueless star Brittany died after collapsing in the shower.

LA police are treating the new death as unexplained, and are investigating.

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Simon was thought to have had heart problems, and is said to have suffered a heart attack in the past.

It has also been claimed he had large debts, though the 39-year-old said these had been resolved.

Brittany died on December 20 after suffering a cardiac arrest. In February an inquest found she died from pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Her death was classified as an accident.

The Eight Mile star married Simon in a Jewish ceremony in May 2007. She was introduced to London-born Simon by a mutual friend.

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