(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
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."