TMZ.com reports Murphy began vomiting early Sunday morning and told family members she was feeling very ill. The website also reports that various prescription drugs were found in her home in the hills above West Hollywood, where she was "found unresponsive" on Sunday morning. She was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The variety of drugs were prescribed to Murphy, her husband and her mother.
"I don't understand how she died," Bertolotti tells Us. "This doesn't make sense to me."
According to the Associated Press, Bertolotti was in the mob and served prison time on federal drug charges. He divorced her mother when Murphy was young and hadn't seen his daughter in "about three years," he tells Us.
"Ever since she married that Simon [Monjack, in 2007], I lost contact with her," he tells Us. "But I always kept track of her to make sure she was OK in case she needed me. She married him and everything changed. After that, we weren't so close."