Simon Monjack May Have ODed

Prescription drugs could have contributed to death
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2010 11:47 AM CDT
Simon Monjack May Have ODed
In this photo provided by Sony Ericsson Open Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack pose for a photo during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne Fla., Thursday, April 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Sony Ericsson Open/IMG, Mike Baz)

Though the cause of death candidate being floated for Simon Monjack right now is “natural causes,” law enforcement sources tell TMZ he may have accidentally overdosed on prescription drugs. “There were a number of pill bottles on the nightstand in the bedroom, and some were empty,” says one; some of those drugs were the same as those found after his wife, Brittany Murphy, died five months ago.

Monjack also recently said he had a heart attack onboard a plane last November, and sources tell TMZ he was to have bypass surgery in September. Murphy’s mother, Sharon, who found her daughter’s body, also found Monjack’s last night.
(More Simon Monjack stories.)

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