Brittany Murphy doc: ‘She was in so much pain’ before mysterious death

by 24USATVOct. 7, 2021, 3 a.m. 16
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Brittany Murphy’s mysterious 2009 death still baffles fans, and the upcoming HBO Max documentary “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?” reveals many new details surrounding the “Clueless” star’s untimely, sudden passing.

According to People, the doc will detail her relationship with her late husband, British producer Simon Monjack.

Murphy died in December 2009 at the age of 32 due to a combination of pneumonia, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Monjack died just five months later at the age of 40 under similar circumstances.

Makeup artist Trista Jordan, who worked with the “Uptown Girls” star on her last film, “Something Wicked,” appears in the doc and revealed Murphy’s appearance was rocky.

“Her eyes were so sunken, and she just seemed so sad,” Jordan claimed to People. “She wasn’t herself. She was in so much pain. She had Bambi legs and couldn’t stand up.”

Director Cynthia Hill did background research on Monjack for the doc, and she admitted he seemed off.

“He was a disturbed individual who was used to conning people, and Brittany was one of his last victims,” she told People. “There was a pattern of behavior that became very obvious the more research that we did.”

Murphy’s half-brother, Tony Bertolotti, has said he believes Monjack was responsible for her death. “I spent years looking at this, suppressing my own anger. I think Brittany was taken out,” he claimed in 2019. “Who killed Brittany? She didn’t die of natural causes.”

Hill also stated how enamored people were by Murphy’s presence and noted how kind she was.

“Everyone was so consistent when they would describe her,” Hill recalled, according to People. “She was so generous, caring and always thinking about everybody else, and I think sometimes that gets forgotten because of all the mystery surrounding her death.”

“She was loved by everyone,” the filmmaker continued.

“Her death was was so bizarre and there are so many twists and turns,” executive producer Buddy Day added.

The two-part “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?” will air on HBO Max on Oct. 14.

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