The primary cause of death was "community acquired pneumonia," but drugs found by the toxicology screening were believed to "play a role in her death," said coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey. "They just were not the primary cause, so they figured into the cause of death, so that's why it's an accidental death."
Murphy's husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, has told People magazine the actress had "laryngitis and flu-like symptoms" at the time of her death.
Monjack said Murphy used Vicoprofen to relieve pain from severe menstrual cramps.
My hand hit off of the locker as I searched for my ringing phone. I looked at the clock, it was six in the morning. Who in the hell is ringing me at this time? My hand finally found the vibrating annoyance on the locker. I flipped it open.
"Hello." My throat sounded sore.
"Renesmee Carly Cullen." I heard Emmett boom down the phone. "Where have you been?"
"Emmett, what are you talking about?"
"You would sleep through a hurricane, I tried ringing you about five times." He shouted.
It appears that neither of Brittany Murphy's parents is living in peace. Saying he's not satisfied with their conclusions as to how his daughter died in December 2009, the late star's father has filed a complaint with the LAPD and ...