Los Angeles, California (CNN)-- The widower of actress Brittany Murphy was found dead at his California home just five months after his wife died.
British screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Monjack, 39, was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department was called there for a medical emergency, according to police.
His cause of death was not immediately known.
Murphy, 32, died in December from a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication, a coroner said. The drugs involved were legal and used to treat a respiratory infection, according to an autopsy.
The often bubbly, free-spirited actress appeared in films such as "Clueless," "8 Mile," "Don't Say a Word" and "Girl, Interrupted."
She also lent her voice to animated works, including the movie "Happy Feet" -- in which she also sang -- and a regular role on the animated TV series "King of the Hill."
The couple had no children.
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