Stop the reckless drug death rumour, says Brittany Murphy`s mum

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2010, 17:25 PM IST

London: Brittany Murphy`s mother Sharon has called on media to stop the reckless rumours surrounding the death of her daughter and son-in-law.

The Clueless star passed away on 20 December (09) with pneumonia listed as the primary cause of death. Anaemia and "multiple drug intoxication" were also stated as contributing factors.

Murphy`s husband Simon Monjack was found unconscious at the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with Murphy and her mum in May (10) – and the final coroner`s report eerily states the British filmmaker also died from acute pneumonia and severe anaemia.

Traces of prescription drugs were also found in his system but the Los Angeles County Coroner has ruled it was not enough to be fatal.

Sharon Murphy was rocked by the double tragedy, which occurred within the space of five months, and she is hoping the autopsy reports will bring an end to the "reckless" rumours in the press, suggesting drugs were involved in both deaths.

"I am calling on the media to stop the reckless innuendos, that my daughter and son-in-law misused any kind of prescription medications." The Daily Express quoted her saying in the statement.

Sharon admits she is "still in shock and mourning" over the losses, but insists, "I am getting stronger every day."

ANI

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