It’s been more than four years since Brittany Murphy tragically and mysteriously passed away at age 32. And her father, Angelo Bertolotti, is still searching for answers—and is stopping at nothing to get them.
According to a new report, he has begun the process of “pushing and pushing and pushing” the Los Angeles Coroners office to exhume the body of his late daughter and her husband, Simon Monjack, 40, who died just five months after her.
Mr. Bertolotti has been seeking answers since a November 2013 private toxicology report allegedly revealed large quantities of "heavy metals" in the Clueless actress’ body—even though the coroner listed pneumonia and anemia as the cause of her death (the same cause later attributed for her husband’s death as well).
Heavy metals are found in most rodenticides and insecticides.
While Simon Monjack’s mother, Linda, hasn’t yet been asked permission for her son’s body to be exhumed, which Angelo would need to move forward, she seemed to expect the possibility of the late actress being exhumed.
“I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if they exhumed Brittany, I’ve been hearing talk of this for months,” she told the Daily Mail.
“It’s very difficult to know how you deal with it anymore. Will we ever get any answers about Simon and Brittany? No one will help me and I just want to find out what happened.”
While Ms. Monjack is still looking for answers, Brittany’s mother—Sharon Murphy, who raised her daughter as a single parent from the time Brittany was 1—seems satisfied letting her daughter rest peacefully.
“I have no choice now but to come forward in the face of inexcusable efforts to smear my daughter’s memory by a man who may be her biological father but was never a real father to her in her lifetime,” she told The Hollywood Reporter last November.
“His claims are based on the most flimsy of evidence and are more of an insult than an insight into what really happened.”