Vale – Simon Monjack

Simon Monjack - 1970-2010 (Posing with his wife Brittany Murphy)

In a bizarre twist to the Christmas death of Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy, news coming out of LA tonight indicates that her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, has been found dead at his home. Initial police reports indicate Monjack died of natural causes, although no doubt an autopsy and coroner’s report is still to be done. Monjack was said to be heartbroken by the death of Murphy on December 20th last year. In an even more bizarre twist, it is understood that Murphy’s mother discovered the unconscious body of Monjack in his master bedroom. Paramedics were called to the scene, but could not revive him.

Monjack’s most prominent career highlights include a directorial role on Two Days, Nine Lives in 2000, and a story credit on Factory Girl. Monjack was 39.

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