Less than two days after Brittany Murphy died cardiac arrest at the age of 32, her husband Simon Monjack made his first comments about her tragic death.
“My world was destroyed yesterday,” an emotional Simon told Access Hollywood. “I loved what Ashton [Kutcher] wrote on Twitter. It was comforting to me.”
The message posted by Kutcher, Murphy’s ex-boyfriend read, “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine … My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon. see you on the other side kid.”
Simon Monjack said that he did not know his wife’s former Just Married co-star personally, but thanked Ashton, saying “I couldn’t have said it better.”
As far as what happened inside the actress’ home Sunday, when Murphy was found unresponsive in the shower, Monjack it started as “a regular day.”
“[Her mother] Sharon went in the bathroom because she had been in there a long time. Her mom screamed for me. I ran, then called 911,” he said.
His world shattered after his young wife tragically passed away, a dejected Simon Monjack found comfort in the words of Brittany Murphy’s ex Ashton Kutcher.
The L.A. Fire Department responded to a 911 call from the home and transported Murphy to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the actress’ death “appears to be natural at this time.” Murphy’s autopsy results have been deferred.
With regards to reports that she was battling flu-like symptoms in recent days, Monjack said Murphy was sick, but it did not seem like anything serious.
“She had laryngitis,” he said, noting that the 32-year-old had seen a doctor. “She had been tired at the end of the year. She had made a couple movies.”
Monjack – who married Murphy in 2007, took exception to the idea that his wife was surrounded people (including himself) who were bad influences.
“I don’t know why anyone would think that,” he said.
“She found love. We found love. Brittany didn’t get to where Brittany was with anyone controlling her or influencing her … Brittany was Brittany.”