Brittany Murphy's dad Angelo Bertolotti dies

Brittany Murphy’s dad, Angelo Bertolotti, died on Tuesday, January 22, in Los Angeles, Radar Online reports. He was 92.

A source told the website that Bertolotti had been “unconscious” for “a couple of months” prior to his death. “There were complications,” the insider added.

The news comes nine years after Bertolotti’s daughter, who was known for her roles in films such as 8 Mile, Clueless and Uptown Girls, died suddenly at the age of 32. Murphy collapsed in the bathroom of her Los Angeles-area home on December 20, 2009, telling her mom, Sharon Murphy, that she was having trouble breathing. It was later ruled that she died from a combination of pneumonia, anemia and multiple drug intoxication.

Five months later, Murphy’s widower, Simon Monjack, died under similar circumstances, which prompted questions about their mysterious deaths. In November 2013, Bertolotti commissioned a lab to test samples of his daughter’s hair, which allegedly revealed the presence of heavy metals found in rat poison.

“I have a feeling that there was a definite murder situation here,” Bertolotti suggested to Good Morning America at the time. “Yeah, it’s poison. Yes, yes, I know that.”

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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 11: Brittany Murphy attending the opening of Victoria Jewels Store in Beverly Hills, Ca 12/12/03 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Brittany Murphy attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association press conference announcing Michael Douglas will be honored with the 2004 Cecil B. DeMille Award and Lily Costner was selected as Miss Golden Globe on November 17, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. The awards will be presented during the 61th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 25, 2004. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Brittany Murphy laughs as she sits courtside for the NBA action between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers during NBA action November 16, 2003 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is concenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2544 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Brittany Murphy during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 13, 2003 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Dakota Fanning and Brittany Murphy during 'Uptown Girls' Premiere - Southampton at United Artists Southampton Theater in Southampton, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Brittany Murphy during Just Cavalli Hosts Flaunt Magazine's 6th Year Anniversary Party - Inside at Private Residence in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Shearer/WireImage for Star Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actress Brittany Murphy arrives at Flaunt Magazine's 6-year Anniversary Party on December 10, 2004 at a private residence in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Brittany Murphy during 2004 AFI Film Festival - 'Bad Education' Premiere - Red Carpet at The Arclight in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 7: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actresses Brittany Murphy (L) and Penelope Cruz attend the after party for AFI's Premiere of 'Bad Education' at the White Lotus on November 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Actress Brittany Murphy arrives at the 16th annual Carousel of Hope to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Brittany Murphy poses for photographers upon arriving at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Actress Britney Murphy is seen at DaSilvano restaurant in SOHO on Aril 14 , 2005 in New York City.(FILE PHOTO) (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
Brittany Murphy at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Eric Neitzel/WireImage)
Actress Britanny Murphy arrives at the 12th annual MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
11/12/2006 - Hollywood - Brittany Murphy attends the World Premiere of 'Happy Feet' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on November 12, 2006. Christian Jentz PRESS. (Photo by Christian JENTZ/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Brittany Murphy during ''Happy Feet'' Sydney Premiere at Fox Studios in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Photo by Dani Abramowicz/FilmMagic)
Brittany Murphy during IFP's 16th Annual Gotham Awards - Red Carpet at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for Springer/Chicoine PR)
Brittany Murphy arrives at the European Premiere of 'Happy Feet' at the Empire Leicester Square. (Photo by Peter Andrews/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Brittany Murphy arrives at MOTO 9, Motorola's 9th Anniversary party held at The Lot on November 8, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Brittany Murphy (L) and husband writer Simon Monjack attend MOTO 9, Motorola's 9th Anniversary party held at The Lot on November 8, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Brittany Murphy sighting on November 7, 2007 in Berverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Brittany Murphy attends L'Oreal Paris' 'A Night of Hope' hosted by L'Oreal president Carol J. Hamilton, Diane Keaton and Andie MacDowell to benefit The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) at Murano on November 7, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 03: Actress Britney Murphy watches as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a match against Andy Roddick during day eleven of the Sony Ericsson Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 3, 2008 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - APRIL 02: Brittany Murphy poses at the opening of the Blumarine flagship store in the United States at the Village of Merrick Park on April 2, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 19: Actress Brittany Murphy (L) and husband director Simon Monjack attend the Los Angeles screening of 'Trembled Blossoms' presented by Prada on March 19, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Prada)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actress Brittany Murphy poses for portraits at Tt Collection Pop-Up Party on December 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actress Brittany Murphy arrives at Tt Collection Pop-Up Party on December 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 1: Brittany Murphy arrives at the 'Across the Hall' Premiere at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 on December 1, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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In March 2016, over six years after the King of the Hill actress died, the L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told Us Weekly that the case could be reopened if new evidence was presented. He admitted, however, that there were “no plans” in the immediate future to reinvestigate Murphy’s cause of death.

Bertolotti was also vehemently against Lifetime’s biopic about his late daughter, The Brittany Murphy Story, which aired in September 2014. “UGH. Embarrassed just watching this. Cringing for #brittanymurphy,” he tweeted at the time. “@lifetimetv This is not what happened at all. Not even close.”

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