Ten days following the shocking death of Brittany Murphy at the age of 32, the Los Angeles County Coroner has released her death certificate.
It solves no mysteries, but is merely a formality. Brittany died December 20 after suffering cardiac arrest in her her home. Beyond that is unclear.
The actress’ cause of death is listed on the document as “deferred,” as we reported late last week when her autopsy results were first released.
It may take four to six weeks for toxicology, histiological and neurological test results to become available and thus determine the true cause.
We wish the family of Brittany Murphy the best.
Tayebe Pajooh, the 32-year-old actress’ cousin, is listed on the certificate as the informant; Pajooh provided the mortuary with information on her late cousin.
One surprise: the death certificate fails to name Murphy’s estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti. Instead, the document lists Murphy’s father as “Unknown.”
Bertolotti divorced Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mom, when Brit was two, and spent time in a prison on drug charges. He did not attend her funeral service.
Sharon, who was with her when she died, inherits Brittany’s estate as per the star’s will. Her last will was written before she wed Simon Monjack in 2007.