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Brittany Murphy Conspiracy Theories are speculations about the circumstances which led to the death of actress Brittany Murphy in December 2009. Public interest in the actress’ death saw a resurgence in November 2013 following the release of a toxicology report suggesting that Murphy may have been poisoned by a third party.
On December 20th, 2009, firefighters attempted to resuscitate Murphy after she was found unconscious in her bathroom in Los Angeles, California. She was subsequently brought to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and pronounced dead after going into cardiac arrest. On February 4th, 2010, a report from the Los Angeles County coroner determined that the cause of death was pneumonia, iron-deficiency anemia and drug intoxication. Later that month, the coroner released additional information, claiming that Murphy had elevated levels of several prescription medications. On May 23rd, Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack was found dead at the same home. The following month, the Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter reaffirmed that the death was caused by pneumonia and anemia and that there was “no indicators that it was from mold” as some had speculated.
On December 21st, 2010, YouTuber truth777exposed uploaded a video which claimed that Murphy was murdered as a part of an Illuminati sacrifice (shown below). In the following two years, the video gathered more than 530,000 views and 1,300 comments.
In January 2011, Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti filed a request to have samples of Murphy’s hair, blood and tissues released for an independent testing. On January 11th, The Hollywood Reporter published an article titled “The Final Difficult Days of Brittany Murphy,” which reported that Monjack claimed the couple had been under helicopter surveillance and that their telephone was bugged during an interview in 2007.
Government Conspiracy Allegations
On January 14th, 2012, Fleur De Lis Film Studios published a press release containing an interview with Bertolotti, in which he claimed Murphy and Monjack’s death may have been part of a government conspiracy for being named a witness by whistleblower Julia Davis, a U.S. national security expert who exposed the Department of Homeland Security’s questionable methods for detaining and processing aliens overseas in 2004. On June 10th, the Examinerpublished an article reporting on Bertolotti’s lawsuit against the Office of the Coroner for failing to test for poisons and toxic substances. On April 25th, 2013, Redditor NewGuyCH submitted a post to the /r/TIL subreddit, which pointed out the coincidence of Murphy and her husband dying in the same home. Prior to being archived, the post gained over 2,200 up votes and 230 comments.
On November 15th, 2013, the Examiner published an article about a newly released toxicology report, which found the presence of 10 heavy metals in Murphy’s hair sample, suggesting that Murphy may have been poisoned by a third party. The article also quoted Murphy’s father, who criticized tabloids for misquoting him and spreading false information regarding his daughter’s death:
“Vicious rumors, spread by tabloids, unfairly smeared Brittany’s reputation. My daughter was neither anorexic nor a drug junkie, as they repeatedly implied. Brittany and Simon were ridiculed by The Hollywood Reporter, when they complained of being under surveillance and in fear of their lives. I will not rest until the truth about these tragic events is told. There will be justice for Brittany.”
On November 19th, the news site The Inquisitr published an article about Bertolotti’s allegations that his daughter’s death was part of a government conspiracy. On the same day, the article was posted to the /r/conspiracy subreddit, where it accumulated upwards of 1,400 up votes and 180 comments within 72 hours.