Murphy’s Mum Pleads For End To Drug Death Speculation

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July 22, 2010 | 9:45pm EST

Brittany Murphy’s mother has issued a desperate plea to the media to stop speculating about the tragic deaths of the actress and her husband Simon Monjack after they were both found to have died of natural causes.

The Clueless star passed away on 20 Decemberwith pneumonia listed as the primary cause of death. Anaemia and “multiple drug intoxication” were also stated as contributing factors.

Monjack was found unconscious at the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with Murphy and her mum in May – and the final coroner’s report eerily states the British filmmaker also died from acute pneumonia and severe anaemia.

Traces of prescription drugs were also found in his system but the Los Angeles County Coroner has ruled it was not enough to be fatal.

Sharon Murphy was rocked by the double tragedy, which occurred within the space of five months, and she is hoping the autopsy reports will bring an end to the “reckless” rumours in the press, suggesting drugs were involved in both deaths.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, she says, “I am calling on the media to stop the reckless innuendos, that my daughter and son-in-law misused any kind of prescription medications.”

Sharon admits she is “still in shock and mourning” over the losses, but insists, “I am getting stronger every day.”

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