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The late Brittany Murphy's half-brother Jeff Bertolotti calls the actress' death "heartbreaking" and says the people around her should have "taken care of her better."
In a new interview with People.com, Bertolotti says he hadn't seen his sister in eight years because "the Hollywood walls went up" and that none of his calls to her were returned.
Despite their estrangement, Bertolotti says the news of her death is shocking.
"Look, if she died at 32, something is not right," he says. "What happened? I don't get it. At 32 years old something happened. I don't know what. I'm sure there was no foul play. It's just that something is wrong. ... It's heartbreaking. I was crazy about that kid."
He goes on to say that he's never met her husband Simon Monjack but believes he and her friends should have looked after her more.
"I'm not saying it's their fault, but I do think they should have taken care of her better," he says. "I think she should have been cared for."
He also lays some of the blame on Hollywood itself.
"People come into the town with their dreams and get chewed up alive and those who make it get chewed up alive anyway. And that's what happened to Brittany," he says. "She's a casualty of that town."
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