Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack is furious at reports that are comparing the death of his late wife to the recent death of actor Corey Haim. While both stars appear to have suffered deaths that involved prescription drugs in one way or another, Simon tells RadarOnline.com it is ridiculous to compare the two.
“These reports saying Brittany and Corey’s death are the same are ridiculous. If you are going to draw a comparison, do it about their art; about how brilliant they were in their craft,” Simon told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “Brittany knew and respected Corey as an actor immensely. The Lost Boys was one of her favorite films.”
Simon’s anger stems from a recent headline that ran titled ‘Did Corey Haim Pull A Brittany Murphy?’ and he says it was very upsetting to both him and Brittany’s mother, Sharon. “When Sharon read that headline she broke down in tears. It’s insulting to both families. Linking them because they were both famous so they must have died the same way?” Simon asked. “It’s time for the press to have some degree of respect and care for the people they destroyed.
“Corey Haim was a wonderful and incredible actor, and our family having been through something similar as their family recently, would like to send our love to his family and friends,” Simon told RadarOnline.com Thursday afternoon. “I pray for his family and I pray for his mother and her battle with cancer.
“Let Brittany rest in peace and let me live my life and stop these ridiculous claims that Brittany and Corey died in the same way,” Simon pleaded. “Brittany had never been to rehab. The autopsy report proved there were no changes or alterations to her body, there was no alcohol in her, and the only drugs present in her system were the drugs Sharon and I said would be in her system.”
As for rumors that Simon and his mother-in-law Sharon have some sort of romantic relationship, Simon sets the record straight saying, “When will people actually listen to what Brittany’s own mother said about our relationship and stop writing the rubbish that they write and making Sharon and my relationship into something tawdry? I’m just supporting my mother-in-law and I’m getting so tired and disgusted at how the media twists everything. We’re trying to heal and we’re trying to grieve. Enough is enough.”