He passed away just five months after wife Brittany Murphy, and now it is being reported that Simon Monjack died “just like her.”
The 40-year-old British screenwriter died from severe anemia and acute pneumonia - the same causes that killed his “8 Mile” actress wife last December, according to autopsy results.
Following the shocking news of his passing, Simon Monjack was buried next to his wife Brittany Murphy at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday (May 27).
With about eighty attendees gathering together for a private orthodox Jewish service, family and friends mourned alongside one another after Simon's death this past Sunday, May 23, 2010.
In the odd event of his timely death, it is being reported that Simon Monjack’s body was found by Sharon Murphy, the mother of his late wife, Brittany.
Sharon and Simon continued living in the Hollywood home they shared with Brittany before her passing, and a friend of Sharon’s has confirmed that she was the one to find her dead son-in-law.
As the investigation into Simon Monjack’s death continues, authorities seem to think he passed away naturally.
Sergeant Lozano of the LAPD stated, “The preliminary cause of death for Mr. Monjack seems to be natural causes. No weapons were found at the scene.”
He’s had a rough go of it ever since his wife Brittany Murphy passed away late last year, and Simon Monjack was found dead last night (May 23), presumably of natural causes.
The British screenwriter was discovered in his Hollywood home and pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to respond to a medical emergency.