Simon Monjack Buried Next to Brittany Murphy

Celebrity News May. 28, 2010 AT 10:30AM
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Simon Monjack, who died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at age 40, was laid to rest next to his late wife Brittany Murphy in Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial Park Thursday,

Around 75 friends and family -- including Murphy’s mother Sharon and Monjack’s mother Linda -- attended the private orthodox Jewish service in the Chapel of the Hills. It is the same spot where, less than six months ago, Monjack eulogized Murphy after her shocking Dec. 20 death at age 32.

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"His wish was that he would be by Brittany," family spokesman Roger Neal tells

A photo of Murphy and Monjack was placed close to his coffin during the ceremony, Britain's Daily Mail reports.

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The ceremony closed with a recording of Murphy singing "Smile" accompanied by Monjack on the piano.

Before his death, Monjack had been establishing a Brittany Murphy Foundation dedicated to supporting youth in the arts. Murphy's mother Sharon will now take over.

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