Fans were in shock when the news of Brittany Murphy’s death surfaced in 2009. 12 years after the star’s demise, a new documentary series is investigating her final days.

What Happened, Brittany Murphy? is set to be released on October 14. The investigative show might cut too close to the bone for the actress’ fans, who were appalled by her sudden passing at the age of 32.

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Is the Brittany Murphy documentary on Netflix?

For those wondering ‘where to watch’, What Happened, Brittany Murphy?, the documentary, is not available on Netflix. However, it will air on HBO Max.

The chilling new show is directed by Cynthia Hill, who is scathing in her assessment of Brittany’s husband, Simon Monjack. The documentary has been produced by Blumhouse Television and explores the Clueless star’s final weeks.

It also takes a deep dive into her marriage to Simon.

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A look at the actress’ husband Simon Monjack

Brittany was married to Simon, an English screenwriter and film director, for two years between 2007 and 2009. Speaking to People Magazine about Simon, the documentary’s director, Cynthia, said, “He was a disturbed individual who was used to conning people and Brittany was one of his last victims.”

The documentary unravels Simon’s shady past and also features interviews from his mother Linda, and brother, James, and former fiancée, Elizabeth Ragsdale.

Elizabeth and Simon were briefly engaged during which she became pregnant. When she was four months pregnant, the filmmaker paid for her plane ticket to New York, insisting that she give birth in America.

“When I got to my little studio in New York, I called him and he answered. I said, ‘Simon, I’ve made it to …’ and before I could get that sentence out, he hung up on me. He left me pregnant and abandoned,” the former fiance says.

Simon passed away in May 2010. He was found dead in his Hollywood house.

How did Brittany die?

Back in February 2010, it was revealed by L.A. County Coroner Asst. Chief Ed Winter that the actress had died as a result of untreated pneumonia, combined with anaemia.

Drug intoxication from prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including painkillers and cold medicine also became the cause of her death.

The coroner’s report attributed Simon’s death to be acute pneumonia and severe anaemia too, the same as Brittany’s cause of death.

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