Despite rumors that have swirled since the death of Brittany Murphy last month, both her husband, Simon Monjack, and her mother Sharon say she did not suffer from any mental illness, use drugs or have an eating disorder.
"Do you not think anybody would have picked up on this anorexic, mentally deranged person?" Simon Monjack says. "To suggest that is ludicrous."
The pair have spent the last month sequestered in Murphy's Hollywood home since the actress died of cardiac arrest early Sunday, December 20.
Both say Murphy, who was just 32, had a heart condition that was diagnosed in her teens, for which she had been given appropriate medical care.
"We had it checked out every way you could imagine," says Monjack.
Murphy's mother says her daughter's naturally "bubbly" personality may have sparked rumors of substance use, when in reality she rarely partook.
"She never even drank. Maybe a glass of champagne at New Years," says Sharon. "But everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that. It was hard for everyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life."
Monjack said on Larry King Live that every morning when he wakes up, "it's like a rebirth. It's -- there's not enough time to -- your dreams, be they good or bad, when you wake up and I reach out to touch or hold my wife, she isn't there."
Murphy's mother found the actress unresponsive in the bathroom. She screamed for Monjack, who can be heard on the Brittany Murphy 911 call.
Monjack blames Hollywood for the actress' demise.
"You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy's heart?" he asks King, in response to allegations of her substance use. "Hollywood broke her heart."