Brittany Murphy documentary: Star’s tragic death probed in new footage ‘that goes beyond the conspiracy theories.
Now HBO Max has announced a new two-part documentary that will explore Brittany's life and death.
A coroner concluded her death was caused by multiple drug intoxication, pneumonia, and anemia after she was allegedly found in her bed surrounded by medical supplies, an oxygen machine, clothes, and cosmetics, the New York Post reported.
Her husband Simon Monjack, a British screenwriter, died of pneumonia and anemia at the property five months later. He was 40 years old.
Subsequent suspicions regarding their passings centered on toxic mold inside the house, but the medical examiner’s office dismissed this claim. Other rumours pointed to poisoning.
The new documentary from the team at Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions promises to "go beyond conspiracy theories".
Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president, non-fiction and live-action family programming at HBO Max told Variety: "Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story.
"Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility and we’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation."
Meanwhile, director Cynthia Hill revealed why she signed on to helm the documentary saying: "I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Brittany’s promising life and career has been eclipsed by the circumstances of her death.