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Warner bros hits back at Murphy's husband

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Published: Friday, January 29, 2010, 15:20 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (ANI): Warner Brothers has hit back at late actress Brittany Murphy"s husband Simon Monjack for alleging that the production house was responsible for the actress" death. Monjack claimed earlier that the '8 Mile" actress was so grieved when her role got cancelled in the sequel to 'Happy Feet" that she suffered a heart attack.

However, Warner Brothers representative has cleared the air. "Any claim that Warner Bros. Pictures was somehow responsible for Brittany Murphy''s tragic death is demonstrably false, reprehensible, and defamatory," Contactmusic quoted the spokesperson as telling U.S. news show Access Hollywood.

The rep added: "Despite press reports to the contrary, Warner Bros. Pictures and Ms. Murphy never entered into any deal for Happy Feet 2." Monjack had  told TheDailyBeast.com, "They killed her... She was devastated. All she wanted to do was to make movies. She was waiting for the role that would revive her career, waiting for the call from Penny Marshall or Gary Fleder, people she had worked with before, that they might remember how talented an actress she was and call with a new magical role."

Topics: death, brittany murphy, simon monjack, happy feet, 8 mile, warner bros
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