You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Report claims Brittany Murphy was poisoned


When actress Brittany Murphy passed away in 2009, her death was ruled an accident. But a report published Monday, with shocking new details about Murphy's death, claims the actress was poisoned.

The actress, who appeared in 1995's "Clueless" as well as the films "8 Mile" and "Sin City" was found dead at her Los Angeles home in December 2009. Five months later, Murphy's husband Simon Monjack passed away with similar symptoms. (Via Paramount Pictures / "Clueless"KNBC)

The coroner's report claimed both Murphy and Monjack died of pneumonia and anemia. But Murphy's father was skeptical of the official story and had tissue samples independently tested.

The toxicology report from those tests, obtained by the Examiner, found extremely high levels of 10 different heavy metals present in Murphy's hair and blood samples. The report concludes "the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals ... administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent."

The report also notes the heavy metals found in Murphy's system are similar to those used in rat poisons and insecticides.

The official story regarding Murphy's death has been called into question before. In 2011, Murphy's mother claimed black mold was responsible for the deaths of the actress and her husband. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

And according to the Daily Mail, Murphy's father continues to claim Murphy was poisoned by government agents in retaliation for her association with homeland security whistleblower Julia Davis.

Both Murphy and Monjack reportedly showed symptoms of heavy metal poisoning before their deaths, including headaches, nausea, and coughing fits.

- See more at Newsy.com



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Cailtyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues
Cailtyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks she knows what the Republican Party needs. Jenner took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her opinions on the Republicans and LGBTQ issues and was faced with a plethora of responses. "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!" she tweeted Wednesday. One follower responded, "good luck with...
'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine
'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine

Video that emerged Wednesday of a German shepherd dog named Hercules was quickly called into question by some viewers. Celebrity gossip site TMZ obtained video from the set of the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose," that some viewers may find disturbing. It shows Hercules struggling with a person who appears to be a trainer trying to get the...
Disney video appears to confirm theory that every Pixar movie is related
Disney video appears to confirm theory that every Pixar movie is related

One of the longest-enduring fan theories about movies is that in the Disney Pixar universe, all the films are related to each other. One theory by film reviewer Jon Negroni, aptly named, "The Pixar Theory," goes so far as to say that all Pixar movies take place within the same universe. The A.V. Club reported that, according to a video posted...
Madame Tussauds in London unveils Trump wax figure
Madame Tussauds in London unveils Trump wax figure

Other Madame Tussauds locations also have Trump wax figures on display, including Washington, D.C., Orlando and New York, according to The Telegraph.
Sanctuary show to focus on Great Women of Gospel
Sanctuary show to focus on Great Women of Gospel

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. A Springfield native will pay tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in song. Lauren Kelley will take on the great women of gospel music at the next Sanctuary Series concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at High Street United Methodist Church. The concert replaces...
More Stories