There were no signs of foul play or criminal activity in the death of the widower of actress Brittany Murphy, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Alex Ortiz said.
British screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night at his Hollywood home, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Murphy, his wife of less than three years, died five months ago.
Monjack, 39, was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the home for a medical emergency, according to police. Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, reportedly lived in the home with Monjack.
Murphy, 32, died in December from a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication, a coroner said. The drugs involved were legal and used to treat a respiratory infection, according to an autopsy.
The often bubbly, free-spirited actress appeared in films such as "Clueless," "8 Mile," "Don't Say a Word" and "Girl, Interrupted."
She also lent her voice to animated works, including the movie "Happy Feet" - in which she also sang - and a regular role on the animated TV series "King of the Hill."
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