According to a new HBO Max documentary, Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack ‘conned’ the actress before her sudden death.

The documentary delves deep into the unusual and questionable past of Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack who mysteriously died just months after the death of the acclaimed actress.

HITC have found out exactly who Simon Monjack was and the tragic events that led up to the death of Brittany Murphy.

Who was Simon Monjack?

Simon Monjack was born in Buckinghamshire, England on March 9, 1970, and was an English screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote films including Factory Girl and Two Day, Nine Lives.

In 2005, Simon was arrested for credit card fraud in Virginia but the charges were later dropped. However, one year on Coutts Bank successfully sued Simon who had been evicted from four homes, for $470,000.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The Bachelorette | Fall 2021 Trailer

How did Simon Monjack die?

On 23rd May 2010, five months after the death of his wife Brittany Murphy, Simon Mojack was found dead aged 40 in the same bedroom at his Hollywood home.

Interestingly, the coroner found Monjack’s cause of death to be acute pneumonia and severe anaemia which was unusually similar to what Murphy had suffered with before her death.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said: “At the time of [Simon Mojack and Brittany Murphy’s] death, both of them were in very poor health. I don’t think they ate correctly or took care of themselves. They didn’t seek medical attention.”

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

What happened to Brittany Murphy?

The Clueless star was found dead at just 32 years old in 2009 after suffering untreated pneumonia, anaemia and drug intoxication similarly to her husband Monjack who passed away of similar causes in the same Hollywood mansion.

Her cause of death was ruled an accident which her father never believed. Suspicions were rife that both Monjack and Murphy passed away due to toxic mould inside their home, but the medical examiners dismissed this claim. Other rumours indicated poisoning.

In 2013, a report found ten heavy metals in Brittany’s system which were several times higher than WHO safe levels and could have meant that she was poisoned.

Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Simon Monjack allegedly ‘conned’ Brittany Murphy

Although we are yet to discover exactly how Simon Monjack ‘conned’ Brittany Murphy before her sudden death, the director of the HBO Max documentary What Happened Brittany Murphy? said the following about “disturbed” Monjack.

Director Cynthia Hill said: “He was a disturbed individual who was used to conning people and Brittany was one of his last victims. There was a pattern of behaviour that became very obvious the more research that we did.” The executive producer of the HBO Max documentary, Buddy Day added: “Her death was so bizarre and there are so many twists and turns.”

In the documentary, make-up artist Trista Jordan who worked with Murphy on her last film Something Wicked described the actress in her final days: “Her eyes were so sunken, and she just seemed so sad. She wasn’t herself. She was in so much pain. She had Bambi legs and couldn’t stand up.”

Monjack’s former fiancée also features in the documentary claiming that the screenwriter left her “pregnant and abandoned” after she arrived in New York.

Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage

In other news, Who was Tom Sharkey, husband of Instagram influencer Alexis Sharkey?