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Brittany Murphy's Husband, Simon Monjack, Found Dead

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Five months after his wife died in the same house, paramedics were called to Simon Monjack's home last night, finding him dead, possibly after a drug overdose.

At 9:24 p.m. on Sunday, a 911 medical call summoned paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department to Monjack's home. Upon arrival, he was pronounced dead.

His late wife Brittany Murphy died in December from pneumonia with "multiple drug intoxication" and "iron deficiency anemia" adding to the cause. Her death was listed as an "accident."

Medical problems and prescription drugs are being probed in Monjack's death, according to the LA Times. He lived in the Hollywood Hills on the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road, north of West Hollywood.

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On IMDB, Monjack is listed as a writer and producer on Factory Girl and Two Days, Nine Lives. He directed the latter movie.