Breaking the mould

In a development that would have been dismissed by writers of Columbo or Ironside for being too far-fetched, the LA Department of Public Health have claimed that Clueless actress Brittany Murphy, and her maligned husband, Simon Monjack, may have been killed by deadly mould - rather than prescription drugs and a dodgy ticker respectively. Mould is well known for attacking the respiratory system - and the pair both had pneumonia-like symptoms when they perished.

Simon's spokesman claimed that his client had a serious heart condition, 'Simon needed a bypass. I was told he needed a bypass and I said to him: 'Simon, you have so much going on, let’s keep you healthy'. 'I said: 'You want to be healthy, don’t you?' He said 'Yes' but he said: 'The bypass can wait' When asked how serious Monjack’s condition was, Mr. Neal said: 'I don’t know how much of an emergency it was. The doctors would have made him get it immediately if he needed it, but Sharon [Murphy] confirmed with me he did need a bypass. They didn’t make it public because he had so much going on.'

And in a chilling final twist to the story, the previous owner of the ill-fated house was another Brit - Miss Britney Spears...

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