The brother of “Clueless” and “Girl, Interrupted” actress Brittany Murphy, Tony Bertolotti, said that he was “not shocked” by news of the death of Simon Monjack, his sister’s husband. He said that although he was sad for his sister, he wasn’t for Monjack. Â Bertolotti told Radar Online that he does not believe that the entire truth of how his sister died has been made public.
Bertolotti’s brother-in-law, Simon Monjack, was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday night after efforts by firefighters to revive him proved unsuccessful. Â Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mother, had discovered Monjack in the master bedroom and called 911 at 9:46 p.m. PST. Â Monjack and Murphy had been sharing the house since Brittany Murphy died in December.
Not only was Tony Bertolotti not shocked, he said, “I didnâ€™t have a reaction to the news. The guy was insane he tried to keep my fatherâ€™s name off (Brittany Murphy’s) the death certificate.” Â He said that when he told his father (Brittany’s father as well), he felt the same way.
â€œThatâ€™s two out of three people that have died living in that house within six months,” Bertolotti said. “When are people going to open their eyes about what was going on there?”
Bertolotti also believes there’s a lot more to the story of the death of his sister, Brittany Murphy, than has come to light. Â â€œOur family thinks that this thing will still blow-up,” he said, “and that the truth will eventually come-out about our sister.” Â He didn’t elaborate on what he believed that truth to be.
Bertolotti believes that Simon Monjack simply lost control. Â “Monjack,” he said, “had all his wagons circled and he couldnâ€™t do it any longer.”
The Los Angeles Police Department determined that Monjack had died of natural causes, that there was no obvious foul play or criminal activity, and released the 39-year-old screenwriter’s body to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Â There were no illegal drugs or weapons found in the home. Â Given the numerous prescription medicine bottles by the bed of the deceased, the Coroner’s Office was investigating the possibility of an accidental overdose.
It had been Sharon Murphy who had discovered Brittany Murphy’s unresponsive body on December 20. Â But Tony Bertolotti doesn’t feel sorry of Brittany’s mother, even though she found both bodies. Â â€œAt this time we have no sympathy for her mother (Sharon Murphy) as she went along with what Simon Monjack wanted. Our thoughts and prayers are for Brittany Murphy.â€