Who was Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack?

BRITTANY Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack “conned” the actress before her sudden death, according to a new HBO Max documentary.

The Clueless star was found dead aged just 32 in 2009 after suffering untreated pneumonia, anemia and drug intoxication.


The late Brittany Murphy with her husband Simon MonjackCredit: Getty

Who was Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack?

Born in Buckingshire, England on March 9, 1970, Simon Monjack was an English screenwriter, film director and film producer.

But he was probably best known for being the husband of Clueless actress Brittany Murphy.

During his life he had several legal issues.

In 2005, Simon was arrested in Virginia for credit card fraud, but the charges were later dropped

The couple wed in 2007 but both died a few years later


The couple wed in 2007 but both died a few years laterCredit: AP:Associated Press

The following year, in 2006, Coutts bank successfully sued Simon, who had been evicted from four homes, for $470,000.

Then in February 2007, he was arrested and spent nine days in jail, facing deportation, because his visa to the United States had expired.

How did he die?

Simon was found dead on May 23, 2010 in his house in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

The coroner’s report found the cause of his death to be acute pneumonia and severe anemia, similar to the causes attributed to his wife Brittany’s passing five months earlier in the same house.

Simon is buried next to the late actress at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills

Who else was he married to?

During his life Simon was married twice.

He wed Simone Bienne in Las Vegas in November 2001 but they were divorced by 2006.

That same year he met Brittany Murphy, and by 2007 they were married.

The couple did not announce their engagement beforehand and rarely made public appearances together before their marriage.

Did he have kids?

Simon is understood to have fathered two children.

In the new documentary What Happened, Brittany Murphy? Simon’s former fiancée, Elizabeth Ragsdale claimed the British screenwriter lied to her about who he was.

She alleges that abandoned her when she moved to New York to be with him while pregnant with his child.

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