Brittany Murphy May Have Been Poisoned

November 19th, 2013 // 24 Comments
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You flippered sons of bitches. Don’t think I forgot

Brittany Murphy died almost four years ago on December 20, 2009 at age 32. Not even five months later, her shady as shit husband Simon Monjack died of the exact same symptoms and everyone just assumed the killer was dead now and justice had been served. Case closed. Except apparently Brittany’s dad has been trying to prove she was murdered, and a new lab report now claims several elements found in rat poison were in her system. The Examiner reports:

Ten (10) of the heavy metals evaluated were detected at levels higher that the WHO [The World Health Organization] high levels. Testing the hair strand sample identified as” back of the head” we have detected ten (10) heavy metals at levels above the WHO high levels recommendation. If we were to eliminate the possibility of a simultaneous accidental heavy metals exposure to the sample donor then the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.

Before I go any further, Brittany Murphy’s mom Sharon got everything and was the only person constantly around Simon and Brittany. Granted, Simon was a con artist who was more than likely working Brittany’s mom, he ended up being the one getting worked when he suddenly died of the exact same pneumonia-like symptoms. It’s pretty fucking clear, so I assume that’s where Brittany’s dad is going with this except, just kidding, the government did it. The government killed Brittany Murphy. Via Hollywood Life:

He said that his daughter was afraid to be in her home because she was under government surveillance who followed her around and tapped into her phone after she publicly backed Julia Davis, a Homeland Security whistleblower.
Julia was working as border control in California when she said she found security flaws that allowed terrorists in to the U.S. When she later exposed these flaws, she said she was branded as a “domestic terrorist.”

Of course, the most amazing part of this story is that for the past two years Brittany’s dad has literally been running around with a tuft of his daughter’s pubic hair – God willing in a locket – trying to solve her murder which is the greatest pitch for a TV show I’ve ever heard in my life. I even have the perfect title: “Merkin, He Wrote.”

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  1. Heavy metal poisoning doesn’t generally present itself as pneumonia.

    I agree that high levels of 10 different heavy metals simultaneously is a bit strange though.

    Also, how about test for warfarin or whatever it is that’s actually the active ingredient in rat poison?

    • coumadin, I think, but it doesn’t matter. at any rate, it is odd to have it dismissed as “pneumonia”. generally speaking (family of doctors here, so not exactly a webMD comment) pneumonia won’t present with the same observables as heavy metal poisoning. I should think they did a chest x-ray. it’s getting all JFK up in here now.

      • Actually, it does – warfarin is usually what’s used in rat poison, it’s the older, more aggressive anti-coagulant (coumadin is generally the drug of choice now for humans) along with metal phosphides that attack organs and the central nervous system, but the reason for that is that if it’s ingested accidentally it will work slowly – you’ll have plenty of time to get an antidote like vitamin K, and then work on flushing the metal phosphides. It’s the older versions that relied on heavy-metal based poisons, like arsenic, barium or thallium, that aren’t available any more because they’re so toxic to pets as well as people. So if she were deliberately dosed to account for large amounts of heavy metal content in her hair, someone had to have access to a really old container of rat poison – or else use another pesticide.

        Another thing – “heavy metal poisoning” is such a buzzword here because there’s just so many types of heavy metals that exist that to focus on “rat poison” right off the bat is silly. It doesn’t have to be cadmium or mercury that kills you, any metals that we have in our systems and need to function, like zinc, copper, manganese, iron etc. can be toxic in higher levels.

        As for the pneumonia – with heavy metal poisoning you’d see other signs show up first in hair and nails since it’s the soft tissue that absorbs it – classic symptoms are Mees lines in nails from arsenic, hair loss from thallium. But because this type of poisoning also affects the digestive and immune system, it leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, extreme fatigue, and an inability to combat colds, flu, and respiratory infections. So pneumonia could very well have been a secondary complication if she was being poisoned.

      • I would think even a third rate pathologist would have found all sorts of evidence of heavy metal toxicity if it got to the point that pneumonia was a secondary complication.

        2 years ago the father was saying it was toxic mold…

      • I can actually see why they wouldn’t. Absent any glaring evidence like Mees’ lines, she had enough medical problems that her symptomology fit really well with the diagnosis they arrived at.

        She was diabetic on multiple meds, but she also had a history of eating disorders, which can cause anemia, electrolyte imbalances, heart arrhythmia and low blood pressure. In addition, diabetics are high risk patients for flu, because flu causes dehydration from vomiting and elevated blood glucose. If you’re sick, you aren’t eating, which means even higher blood glucose levels, which can easily go into ketoacidosis, which causes nausea, vomiting, excessive thirst, and shortness of breath. It requires immediate medical attention, which she might not have realized – she vomited in the shower that morning and then collapsed, dying of cardiac failure.

        Even if she had any incidental hair loss from metal toxicity, it could easily be chalked up to poor nutrition from the eating disorder, so I can see why they wouldn’t be running down an underlying cause for her contracting the flu and then pneumonia in the first place, and attribute the cardiac failure to natural causes, namely from severe anemia and acute pneumonia.

        While “elevated” isn’t always lethal in itself, and maybe not even in combination, what’s definitely strange is finding elevated levels of so many metals at once – not unless your poisoner had ADD, that is. What it suggests to me is that maybe they were dosing themselves with something compounded, not realizing what effects it might have on them. It would make sense if they were taking the same dosage, since she was much smaller and died first and he died five months later.

      • That’s not to say that perhaps they should’ve have looked more closely at Monjack’s cause of death, since he also died of acute pneumonia in so short a time. He might’ve had bacterial while hers was viral, or vice versa, so who knows?

      • Fair enough.

        I think a couple junkies died from being junkies. Meh.

      • thanks, justifiable. practicing physicist here, but only minor tangential exposure to the doctoring. much appreciated.

      • Heh, I have a lot of weird esoteric knowledge because some family members are MDs and I do a lot of research in that field, but since I took physics pass/fail and counted myself lucky, mad props to you in that department.

      • pornstar

        I always envied people who could claim they come from a ‘family of doctors”. Not a one personin my family has ever been on the right side of the stethoscope. Yet, here we all are commenting on the suspicious death of a b movie bimbo. Celebrity Gossip, the great equalizer!

    • Laura L

      Is Arsenic considered a heavy metal poison? I was being poisoned with it, and my symptoms were like the WORST flu I’d even had.
      Along with those s/s, I was SO weak & finally collapsed on the floor at work, where I was taken to the hospital & later, nail & skin scrapings were shown to have levels of Arsenic in them.
      I was being poisoned by my infant son’s father…he was adding this to my “special” raspberry tea that nobody else could have but ME…he worked in agriculture & I’m guessing he stole some of it from the groves…
      Thank goodness it was caught…I remember hearing the one ER doc say to another, “Her heart is near atrophy”…not good at all…

  2. I actually miss her. She always had a contagious energy and seemed so lovable. R.I.P.

  3. StayPUFT Overlord

    The mother did it. >>>>Drops Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book and walks away

  4. it had to be said

    I think it was either a bullet made from ice, or possibly an ape of some sort.

  5. Mohawk Disco

    I was so sad when I read she died. She was really talented. The fact her husband died a few months later under similar conditions was suspicious to say the least. Unless the poison was in their home or they used some bad drug together there is no other “innocent” explanation.

  6. kimmykimkim

    I got it! The mom was a government assassin. Open and shut case.

  7. cc

    Oh for christ sake…whipping up some conspiracy shit. In 40 year I’ll be watching 48 Hours and on my fingernail screen and some twit with a sonorous voice will be expounding on the theory she was poisoned. Fuck off.

    • mr sparky

      Yeah…God forbid we’re presented anything else but the pretty little package from the LA coroner’s office with a bow (before stonewalling for years).
      How dare her family challenge us with other possibilities? We’re busy after all. Harrumph!

  8. Say, whatever happened to The Commodore’s housekeeper from the first season of Boardwalk Empire? Curious how no one’s heard from her since Nucky let her go.

    • cc

      It’s a pity they didn’t close that loop somehow…my guess is we are to assume she took Nucky’s money and got the fuck out of there.

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