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Brittany Murphy's Father Angelo Bertolotti Sues Los Angeles Coroner's Office

Brittany Murphy Lawsuit

First Posted: 01/12/12 10:38 AM ET Updated: 01/12/12 10:58 AM ET

Two years after actress Brittany Murphy's shocking death at the age of 32, her parents continue to battle with authorities over just what happened. In the latest development, Murphy's father, Angelo Bertolotti, has filed suit against the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, according to Radar Online, in an effort to gain access to hair samples in the department's possession.

Bertolotti disputes the coroner's ruling that Murphy died from pneumonia and anemia, and believes that testing the samples will prove him right.

The "Uptown Girls" actress's husband, Simon Monjack, discovered her body inside their Hollywood Hills home on Dec. 20, 2009. Just five months later, Monjack died -- also as a result of pneumonia and anemia, according to the coroner.

Last month, Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, sued her former lawyers for legal malpractice, according to the UK's Daily Mail. Sharon was reportedly interested in naming the builders of the home in which Murphy died in a wrongful death suit, but her lawyers urged her to settle instead.

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