It was reported that the 39 year old screenwriter was found by Brittany’s mum Sharon, in the master bedroom of the house he once shared with Murphy and her mother.
Police investigators have said “The preliminary cause of death is natural causes, “We concluded there were no signs of foul play or any criminal activity involved.”
A spokesman for Mr Monjack has said he was due for a heart bypass. “Simon needed a [heart] bypass. I was told he needed a bypass, and I said to him, ‘Simon, you have so much going on, let’s keep you healthy.’ I said, ‘You want to be healthy. Don’t you?’ He said yes, but he said, ‘The bypass can wait,’ “ They also ruled out rumours that it was suicide.
Officials have said that a 911 call for a medical emergency was placed at 9:46 PM Sunday night. When emergency responders arrived at the home, Mr Monjack was pronounced dead. It’s unclear if medics tried to revive him.
No illegal drugs were found in the house, according to Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
Brittany Murphy died in the same house late last year. She was found in the bathroom by her husband and mother. The final coroner’s report states that she had “elevated levels” of Vicodin and drugs from over-the-counter cold medicine in her system, but no illegal substances.
The office concluded her death was accidental, but likely preventable.