Husband: Brittany Didn't "Take Anything" Dangerous Morning She Died

Celebrity News Dec. 23, 2009 AT 8:51AM
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A shocking number of strong prescription meds were found on Brittany Murphy's bedroom nightstand after her sudden Dec. 20 death, but her husband denies she took anything dangerous enough that morning that would have killed her.

"My wife did not take anything on the morning of her death that would have caused her to be sick or ill, let alone die," Brit screenwriter Simon Monjack tells the New York Daily News. "It's beyond even the sickest speculation."

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According to the the coroner investigation notes (obtained by TMZ.com), medications confiscated included Topamax (anti-seizure meds also to prevent migraines), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med), Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine (treats Diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Propranolol (hypertension, used to prevent heart attacks), Biaxin (antibiotic), Hydrocodone (pain med) and miscellaneous vitamins.

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Monjack confirmed that investigators took away a lot of prescription meds, "but nothing else," and denied rumors that the 32-year-old actress had a drug problem.

"There's no question that's rubbish," Monjack said. "I'm confident it wasn't an overdose," he added when asked how she died (toxicology report results won't be available for about six weeks). "She was not a drug addict."

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He also called reports that Murphy had an eating disorder "heartless."

"The attacks on me, the attacks on my wife and suggestions that she was anorexic and drug addicted, it's like, look at the (recent) photographs," Monjack said.

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"Look at that smile," he went on. "That's not the smile of an anorexic or drug addict or someone in a bad marriage. That's someone who was content with her life."

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