Simon Monjack is a late English film director, screenwriter, film producer, and as well as makeup artist. However, he got immense popularity after marrying a late American actress Brittany Murphy. She was best known for her breakthrough role as Tai Frasier in Clueless in 1995.
Simon Mark Monjack was born on 9 March 1970 in Hillingdon, Middlesex but he grew up in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. His father was William (1949–1986), who died of a brain tumor while his mother Linda now works as a hypnotherapist. He studied at Juniper Hill School and Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe for his further education.
Tied The Knot Two Times
Yes, you have heard right. The late director Simon was married two times with his two beautiful wives throughout his entire life.
His first marriage was with a British psychosexual and relationship therapist, Simone Bienne, 46. She is best known for her co-hosting the Loveline from 2011 until 2012. The ex-spouses were married in Las Vegas on November 10, 2001, after dating a few times.
But after a year, the two announced their separation in 2002. They ended their relationship in 2006. However, there is no information regarding their partying ways. That same year, Monjack met his second wife Murphy.
One year later, the couple exchanged wedding vows in April 2007 in a Jewish ceremony. The function took place at their Los Angeles home. They lived together in the same house for the last three-and-a-half years with Murphy's mom, Sharon Murphy.
Likewise, they were together until their death time. Further, he had one daughter Jasmine Monjack from his previous relationship.
In addition to his married life, Monjack was prosecuted by Coutts Bank for nearly $500,000 in 2006. Thus, he was arrested and spent nine days in prison in February 2007.
What caused Simon Monjack to die?
Well, Simon is no more on this planet with us. He passed away on May 23, 2010, when he was just 40. He was found dead in his house in Los Angeles, CA.
Unfortunately, Murphy's mother, Sharon, found him asleep in the master bedroom at around 9:20 p.m. So she called 911 immediately. At 9:45 p.m. he was pronounced dead. He was buried in the graveyard of Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills next to his wife, Murphy.
His death is due to acute pneumonia and extreme anemia. This is similar to the cause of his wife's death five months earlier in the same family home. Brittany's wife died on 20 December 2009 after she collapsed in the bathroom. She was 32 years old.
On December 24, 2009, Murphy was also buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.
How Much Net Worth Simon Monjack Had?
Simon Monjack gave appearances on many hits shows and films so he must have earned a good amount of fortune. At the time of his death, he had an impressive net worth of $500 thousand which is alike to Manuel Bojorquez and Jemar Michael. His primary source of income was his professional career as a producer, screenwriter, and director.
Not only this, but Monjack also earned a decent amount by becoming a talented make-up artist. Over the course of his career, he produced, directed, and wrote various movies and TV shows such as Factory Girl, Nine Lives, Two Days. He also directed the film The White Hotel in 2007. As a result, he might have collected a decent amount of money for his work.
On the other hand, his wife, Brittany Murphy also had an impressive net worth of $10 million during her death time in 2009. She had acquired her total assets from her acting and singing career. Her film credits are Riding in Cars with Boys, 8 Mile, Happy Feet, and Sin City.
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