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    Tue, 25 May 2010 10:32:44

    More Details About Simon Monjack Revealed - He had been putting off heart surgery

    Some new details have emerged regarding the sudden death of Brittany Murphy's widow, Simon Monjack, who was found dead in the Hollywood home he shared with the late actress. Murphy's mother Sharon revealed, through a spokesman, that the British screenwriter had been having heart trouble, but that he had been putting off surgery to take care of the problem.

    "Simon needed a [heart] bypass," said Roger Neal, a spokesman for Simon, Sharon and the Brittany Murphy Foundation. "I was told he needed a bypass and I said to him, 'Simon, you have so much going on, let's keep you healthy,' I said, 'You want to be healthy. Don't you? 'He said yes, but he said, 'The bypass can wait.'" Apparently, it couldn't.

    Regarding Monjack's condition, Neal said, "I don't know how much of an emergency it was. The doctors would have made him get it immediately if he needed it, but Sharon confirmed with me he did need a bypass. They didn’t make it public because he had so much going on." Sharon Murphy called 911 on Sunday night and the Assistant Coroner said that they are not sure if the death was due to natural causes or if it was a possible accident, given that prescription medication was found at the scene.

    Earlier this year, Monjack's mother, Linda Monjack, told People that her son was "unwell" and that he had suffered "a slight heart attack" a week before his wife's shocking death.

    In addition to planning a trip to Europe with Sharon Murphy, Monjack had been helping to arrange a gala to launch the Brittany Murphy Foundation in September.

    Do you still think Monjack was a bit shady, despite his tragic passing?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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