Before the release of the official autopsy report on actor Brittany Murphy, her husband has leveled accusations against Warner Brothers that they are responsible for her death.
Producer Simon Monjack, apparently distraught at the unexpected tragic death of his wife at age 32, is quoted by TheDailyBeast.com as threatening suit for wrongful death due to breach of contract, saying "They killed her... She was devastated.", at the loss of employment.
According to the show Access Hollywood, a Warner Brothers representative promised to vigorously contest Monjack's accusations: "Any claim that Warners Bros. Pictures was somehow responsible for Brittany Murphy's tragic death is demonstrably false, reprehensible and defamatory."
One would wonder if Mr. Monjack had consulted with a wrongful death attorney prior to making his accusations. He claims that she dies due to a heart attack. The autopsy report will necessarily report whether medications that were found in their home, [some prescribed to her, some to him, some to her mother, and some to various third party names] were ingested by her.
Various medications can interact with each other, with harmful results. Other recent celebrity cases involving the use of drugs include Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.
In the meantime, Mr. Monjack has likely made some powerful enemies at WB. Not knowing the actual cause of his wife's death, he would have been better advised to wait on the autopsy. No matter what, breach of contract, even if shown, will not be recognized as a legal cause of death.