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Brittany Murphy's Dad Sues Coroner's Office Over Its Investigation Into Her Death, He Believes Toxic Mold Actually Killed Her

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Brittany Murphy's dad, who thinks his daughter's moldy home killed her in 2009, is suing the coroner's office over its investigation of her death.Murphy's father Angelo Bertolotti is claiming in a lawsuit that the coroner's office inadequately investigated his daughter's death before coming to the conclusion that her untimely death was an accident and the result of drug intoxication. Murphy is seeking access to her hair samples and other specimens, according to Radar Online.

At the time Murphy's autopsy was released, the coroner paid a visit to her home, saying that her toxicology report might not tell the whole story. The autopsy report ended up attributing Murphy's death to community-acquired pneumonia and iron deficiency anemia, which is also what killed her husband Simon Monjack just five months later.

But two years after the couple's deaths, both Bertolotti and Brittany's mom Sharon Murphy believe toxic mold at Murphy's home killed both her and Monjack. The family settled with the home's builders over its defects last January, and agreed not to sue the builders in connection with Murphy's death. Last month Sharon Murphy filed a suit against her lawyers for malpractice, claiming that they duped her into settling.