Simon Monjack has died. The late Brittany Murphy's husband was found unconscious last night and pronounced dead soon after her mother called 911.
Law enforcement sources say Brittany's mom, Sharon, discovered him around 9:30, unresponsive. Simon Monjack was pronounced dead after paramedics arrived.
He was just 39 years old.
No cause of death is known, however, local broadcasts cited law enforcement sources saying it appeared to be a heart attack. Detectives are investigating.
The LAPD was at the home now along with the coroner, and a death investigation is underway. Many more details are sure to follow as the story develops.
R.I.P. Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy.
The similarities of the spouses' deaths are chilling. Both were found unconscious by Sharon in the same room, possibly having succumbed to cardiac arrest.
Brittany Murphy died from cardiac arrest just five months ago on December 20. Despite being plagued by rumors of illegal drug use and eating disorders, her death was cause by pneumonia, an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple (prescription) drugs.
Strangely enough, two weeks before Brittany Murphy died, paramedics met the couple's return flight from Puerto Rico at LAX and took Simon Monjack straight to the hospital because he was experiencing trouble breathing on board.
He was long considered a shady, borderline criminal individual and was under much scrutiny throughout their marriage, which began back in 2007.
Monjack has actively defended Murphy in the months since she died, and even set up a sham charity in her name (he later returned all donations). We'll have more on this breaking story as soon as information becomes available.