Brittany Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, is striking back at reports his actress wife died of a drug overdose.
“I’m confident it wasn’t an overdose,” he told The News. “She was not a drug addict.” He confirmed Tuesday that investigators found and took away a bevy of precriptions – ” but nothing else” – and slammed speculation that the 32-year-old beauty was abusing illegal drugs.
Murphy was ill before her collapse Sunday – she had laryngitis and also suffered from a heart murmur – but she didn’t ingest anything dangerous, he said. ”My wife did not take anything on the morning of her death that would have caused her to be sick or ill, let alone die. It’s beyond even the sickest speculation,” he proclaimed.
Among the powerful prescriptions seized in the couple’s Hollywood Hills home – and booked into evidence – were the anti-seizure medication Topamax, anti-anxiety medications Klonopin and Ativan, pain relievers Vicoprofen and hydrocodone, and depression medication Fluoxetine.
Monjack also called reports that Murphy was suffering an unchecked eating disorder “heartless” and false. ”The attacks on me, the attacks on my wife and suggestions that she was anorexic and drug addicted, it’s like, look at the (recent) photographs,” he said. ”Look at that smile. That’s not the smile of an anorexic or drug addict or someone in a bad marriage. That’s someone who was content with her life.”