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"I think it could have been preventable,” Winter said.
"The problem is Simon would doctor-shop and got numerous medications with numerous names and had a problem with prescription meds.
Bertolotti fought for access to what he claimed was Murphy's previously untested hair samples in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
He suggested in his court filing that chronic arsenic poisoning is sometimes misdiagnosed as anemia.
The independent analysis ordered by dad Angelo Bertolotti found high levels of toxic metals, including Barium, which is used in some rat poisons, in hair that reportedly belonged to Murphy, Bertolotti claimed Monday.
Murphy, 32, died in December 2009 from acute pneumonia and severe anemia possibly complicated by therapeutic drugs, the Los Angeles County Coroner previously ruled.
It was not at the level that would warrant reopening the case because Brittany did dye her hair." Murphy's mother, Sharon, who was living with the star and Monjack at the time, was unreachable, according to E! "She's just checked out," Sharon's former publicist Roger Neal told the outlet. Celebrity site TMZ is reporting there were "large amounts of prescription medications" on the nightstand when paramedics arrived at her Hollywood home, and that Murphy was "complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain" in the week before she died. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says he doesn't know how the site apparently obtained parts of the confidential report. According to TMZ, an investigator, who is only identified by last name, noted that numerous bottles of prescription medications were found in Murphy's name at the Hollywood Hills home where she collapsed Sunday."When you have a 32-year-old person dying suddenly, and especially a celebrity in Los Angeles, you can place your bet down that it's going prove to be a case of acute combined drug toxicity," pathologist Dr. PICTURES: Brittany Murphy Dead at 32"I bet you that this young lady tragically died in the same way that Michael Jackson did, and Anna Nicole Smith, and her son, Daniel Smith, and Heath Ledger -- a combination of drugs that had been prescribed for her, prescribed for her husband, for her mother, in some fictitious names, probably by doctors who are very, very quick to make available anything that celebrities want, sometimes using knowingly fictitious names," Wecht said."So, even though these drugs are, quote, legal, unquote, they are, many times, illegally obtained. "It's being played out everywhere in America every day, and we only come to know about it when it involves celebrities."The coroner's report on Murphy's death has not been officially released, but on Tuesday, TMZ claimed to have viewed notes from an investigator from the L. Winter says he couldn't confirm details about the report because he hadn't yet seen the form that lists the medications taken from Murphy's home. The testing of Murphy's alleged hair, first reported by Examiner.com, showed safe levels of arsenic in the "8 Mile" star.Still, Bertolotti said he wanted law enforcement to reopen the death investigation.