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EXCLUSIVE: Brittany Murphy's Husband Says He's Vindicated By Her Autopsy Report

Feb. 26 2010, Published 8:50 a.m. ET

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Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack told in an exclusive statement that he feels vindicated by the contents of his wife's full autopsy report, which was released Thursday.

Expressing his love for Brittany's family and disgust at the rumors that his wife had used illegal drugs, Simon left no doubt about his ongoing love for Brittany and thanked everyone who supported him through this difficult time. It was a highly emotional day for Simon, who said he and Brittany's mother both cried.

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The autopsy report showed that Brittany did not have illegal drugs in her system and had pneumonia at the time of her passing.

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Simon told

"Although Brittany's autopsy report was incredibly shocking and sad to the family, to me, Sharon and I both shed tears. We are vindicated in that we always said Brittany never did any kind of illegal substances and that the medication she was taking was the medication found in her system and we hope now that people will understand the legacy of Brittany Murphy and the incredible body of work of Brittany Murphy.

"As the most maligned man in America, I hope people realize that they shouldn't believe anything they hear and read and I love my wife as much today as I did on the day I married her.

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"I am so sad that we are living in a culture of rumor and I just wish that people would understand that sometimes out of every tragedy can come some good. I know Brittany would want to feel the vindication. She never took a drug or a drink and that's been shown. I love her family; the rumors can stop as we grieve our dead loved one and we can get on to grieve.

Simon Monjack
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"I personally thank the thousands of people who have emailed me with condolences; people I've never met, people who have never met me, the people who don't jump to rush decisions. I hope people realize what an incredible mother and friend Sharon is. The rest of the family are so, so devastated but at least the truth was outted, as it always does, and the truth is, unfortunately, Brittany died of pneumonia and the drug intoxication turned out to be Vicks inhaler combined with the menstrual cramp medication that we never denied she took.

"I think it's time for everybody to realize that Brittany was just an incredibly happy, precious angel that lives on through her fans and in our hearts."



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