Brittany Murphy's Mother-in-Law Speaks Out on Actress' Death

Late starlet to have Christmas Eve funeral: report

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009  |  Updated 8:37 PM PDT
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Brittany Murphy to Have Christmas Eve Funeral: Report

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Brittany Murphy died, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at the age of 32.

As the family of Brittany Murphy continues to cope with the loss of the actress, her mother-in-law has spoken out about Murphy's death and the effect it has on her son – Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack.

"He lost the love his life," Linda Monjack told Access Hollywood on Wednesday. "It's the worst thing to hear your son in this kind of state."

Those words echo the same sentiments Simon Monjack expressed to Access Hollywood earlier this week in his first interview following the death of his wife at age 32.

"My world was destroyed," he told Access at the time.

As for funeral plans for the late actress, Radar Online reported the services will be held on Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills – the same facility where Michael Jackson's private family memorial was held this summer.

Murphy's service will reportedly be "strictly private."

However, Linda Monjack – who lives in Buckinghamshire, England — told Access if the service is held on Christmas Eve, she would not be able to make it to Los Angeles in time, but she is trying to get stateside as soon as she can to be with her son.

An autopsy on Murphy was completed on Monday. However, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office released a statement saying the cause of death would be "deferred pending the receipt of additional toxicological tests and tissue studies that have been ordered by the deputy medical examiner."

Those results are expected to take at least four to six weeks.

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