The husband of Brittany Murphy, Simon Monjack, was found dead Sunday night in his Hollywood Hills home. Monjack was only 39. So far, the preliminary cause of death is said to be natural causes pending further investigation. But Monjack was said to suffer from heart problems and had been putting off heart bypass surgery.
Monjack was always a highly controversial figure. A few months ago he was forced to remove a Brittany Murphy Foundation charity website set up in his wife's honor when it was investigated by TMZ as not being officially registered as a charity site to accept donations.
In 2006, Monjack faced deportation back to the UK for overstaying his visa, but then quickly entered into his marriage to Brittany Murphy, allowing him to stay in the country.
Monjack discovered his wife had collapsed back on December 20, 1999 and called emergency help. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital emergency room.
Monjack's body was discovered by Brittany Murphy's mother in $7.2 million dollar home owned by the family.