The L.A. County coroner ruled today that Brittany Murphy‘s death was accidental, according to TMZ. The cause is listed as “community acquired pneumonia, iron deficiency anemia, and multiple drug intoxication”—a lethal mix of untreated illnesses, tragically coupled with over-the-counter self-medication.
Despite the role chemicals played in Murphy’s passing, the news doesn’t directly contradict widower Simon Monjack and mother Sharon Murphy‘s denials that Brittany was addicted to drugs or alcohol. “Everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that,” the elder Murphy told People. It was hard for anyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life.” Monjack, who has faced intense scrutiny following his wife’s death, recently claimed that the majority of prescription drugs found in their home belonged to him. Murphy was 32.
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