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03/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brittany Murphy Wrongful Death Suit: Husband Simon Monjack Says Warner Brothers 'Killed Her'

The Daily Beast has learned that Simon Monjack, the much-maligned husband of Brittany Murphy, is only days away from filing a wrongful-death action against Warner Brothers, claiming that the studio is responsible for the unexpected death of the 32-year-old actress last December. "They killed her," he told me. Although the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office hasn't released a final cause of death, Monjack and Brittany's mother, Sharon, who also spoke to me, are convinced that the once-promising star died of a heart attack from the stress caused by Warner Brother's canceling of a contract just two weeks before she died. Murphy was excited to have begun production on the sequel to the animated hit Happy Feet, but when she was fired by Warner Brothers, Monjack says, "She was devastated."

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