Brittany Murphy's husband sues Warner Brothers in wrongful death suit

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Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, is filing a wrongful death suit against Warner Brothers. The L.A. County Coroner has not released the cause of death but Monjack recently told The Daily Beast that Murphy was devastated after reportedly losing a role in the sequel to "Happy Feet" and losing the movie deal caused Murphy to have a heart attack.

Brittany Murphy, 32, died after going into cardiac arrest in Los Angeles on December 20, 2009. Murphy was an actress in movies such as Clueless, 8 Mile and Don't Say a Word, as well as many other movies and television appearances. She co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in the movie "Just Married."

Prior to losing the deal for the movie "Happy Feet", Brittany Murphy had been fired from the film, "The Caller". Rumors about being fired from the films are mixed. There were some reports that Brittany had 'erratic behavior' on the movie set. Others say that her husband, Simon Mojack, showed up drunk on the set and the producers used that as a way to remove Murphy from the film.

However, the producers of "The Caller" told celebrity gossip site that TMZ, "The decision for Brittany to leave the film was mutual and amicable, and was in fact related to a serious illness in Brittany's family."

Simon Monjack feels that losing movie deals caused major distress in Brittany Murphy's life. He told Daily Beast writer Gerald Posner that he and Brittany’s mother, Sharon are convinced that 'Murphy was excited to have begun production on the sequel to the animated hit Happy Feet.' Mojack further commented that “She was devastated" when she was fired by Warner Brothers.

Monjack plans to file suit within the next few days.

Written by Cheryl Phillips

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