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Health Officials Investigating Mould in Brittany Murphy and Husband's Case

July 26, 2010, 3:31 am GMT

Authorities at California's Department of Public Health reportedly entrance the couple's Hollywood Hills mansion because the mould could have contributed to their demise.

Brittany Murphy, Simon Monjack

Health officials are investigating the deaths of Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack over claims mould in their marital home may have contributed to the couple's demise. Authorities at California's Department of Public Health are inspecting the Hollywood Hills mansion the pair shared before tragically dying within five months of each other.

The "Clueless" star's mother Sharon, who also lived at the property, is believed to have refused the Los Angeles County Coroner entrance to the house to investigate mould while looking into the actress' death in December 2009. But Sharon has now agreed to a survey by Public Health officers following Monjack's shock passing in May, reports TMZ.

The couple, who married in 2007, both had pneumonia and anemia listed as causes of death in their respective coroner's reports. It is alleged the mould could have affected their respiratory health.

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