After the tragic death of his wife Brittany Murphy, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Simon Monjack planned his own burial and wanted to be laid to rest next to his wife. “Simon spoke last week about making sure that he and Sharon would be buried next to Brittany,” a source close to the family told RadarOnline.com.
Simon was found dead in the master bedroom at the Hollywood Hills home that he shared with Brittany’s mom Sunday night. The Los Angeles Coroner’s office is conducting an autopsy, but LAPD Sgt. Loranzo told RadarOnline.com that he likely died from “natural causes.”
In a previous interview before his death Simon told RadarOnline.com about his desire to be buried near his beloved wife. “Simon had no doubt in his mind that he would be buried next to Brittany,” a source close to Simon told RadarOnline.com. “She was everything to him. He wanted to make sure they would be together both in life and death.”
“Simon’s mother and Sharon are planning the private services for Simon,” publicist Roger Neal told RadarOnline.com. Monjack is Orthodox Jewish, and his burial plans are expected to be finalized as soon as possible to keep with tradition.
Brittany’s mother is planning to continue her work with the foundation in her daughter’s name. “Sharon wants the Brittany Murphy Foundation to move forward and wants the gala in September to happen, especially now that Simon is gone,” said Neal.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Brittany is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park where a gravestone was finally placed on May 13 that reads:
Brittany Murphy Monjack
November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009
Our Precious Daughter, Wife And Angel To All