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Officials investigating mold in Murphy case

WENN, Sunday, July 25, 2010, 6:17am (PDT)
  • Health officials are investigating the deaths of Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack over claims mold in their marital home may have contributed to the couple's demise.

    Authorities at California's Department of Public Health are inspecting the Hollywood Hills mansion the pair shared before tragically dying within five months of each other.

    RELATED: Photos and thoughts in memory of Brittany Murphy

    The "Clueless" star's mother Sharon, who also lived at the property, is believed to have refused the Los Angeles County Coroner entrance to the house to investigate mold while looking into Murphy's death in December 2009.

    But Sharon has now agreed to a survey by public health officers following Monjack's shock passing in May 2010, reports TMZ.com.

    The couple, who married in 2007, both had pneumonia and anemia listed as causes of death in their respective coroner's reports. It is alleged that the mold could have affected their respiratory health.

    RELATED: Brittany's mom speaks out

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