This morning when I woke up and heard the news that Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack was found dead, I was shocked. A pretty normal reaction that I am sure everyone had when they heard the story.
Well, everyone except for Brittany’s brother.
Tony Bertolotti has come forward saying that he was not surprised to hear of the death. “I didn’t have a reaction to the news,” he tells RadarOnline.com. “The guy was insane he tried to keep my father’s name off (Murphy’s) the death certificate. When I told my dad Angelo about the news he felt he same way. We are sad for my sister not for him.”
Sharon Murphy, Brittany and Tony’s mother found both Brittany, who died of natural causes at 32, and Simon. Tony hints that something sinister may be at play.
“That’s two out of three people that have died living in that house within six months. When are people going to open their eyes about what was going on there? Our family thinks that this thing will still blow-up, and that the truth will eventually come-out about our sister. At this time we have no sympathy for her mother as she went along with what Simon Monjack wanted. Our thoughts and prayers are for Brittany Murphy.”
Could Brittany’s mother have something to do with her death or with Simon’s? It’s a sad question, but one that Tony clearly hints at.
After Brittany passed away, there was lots of suspicion that Simon, a screen writer best known for the Edie Sedgwick biography Factory Girl, had something to do with it. He was never charged or arrested and remained living in the house with Sharon. The two of them set up a fund called the Brittany Murphy Foundation in “order to preserve her legacy,” but later returned all funds to donors when the press discovered they were established as a private organization and not a charity or nonprofit.
At the moment cops do not suspect foul play in Simon’s passing. They believe it was from natural causes though there were several bottles of prescription drugs found at the scene.