LOS ANGELES: The husband of late actor Brittany Murphy has been found dead, authorities confirmed on Monday, five months after his wife's accidental death.

British screenwriter Simon Monjack (39) was discovered unconscious at the couple's home in the Hollywood Hills late Sunday before being pronounced dead, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed on Monday. Preliminary investigations indicated his death was due to natural causes, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.

Clueless star Murphy had died at the same home on December 20. Monjack and Murphy married in 2007. They had no children. — AFP

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