Angelo Bertolotti is Brittany Murphy’s Father

December 21, 2009

Another big shocking death came out of Hollywood yesterday, making 2009 a year for unfortunate losses to the entertainment industry. Actress Brittany Murphy was found unconscious in her home yesterday morning by her mother Sharon. She was pronounced dead at the hospital after vigorous attempts to revive her. Now today Angelo Bertolotti, Brittany Murphy’s father, is speaking out about losing his daughter. Read more here.

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As a biography, Brittany Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti is rumored to be about 70 years of age as of today, December 21, 2009. He went on to marry Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mother. Just two years after Brittany was born, Brittany’s parents divorced. While Sharon raised Brittany in Edison, New Jersey and later Los Angeles, Angelo Bertolotti was sitting in and looking out of a jail cell for federal drug charges. Twenty years of his life were spent behind bars, including three separate visits to Atlanta Federal Penitentiary for crimes including counterfeiting. Brittany was quick to sweep her father’s identity under the table as she didn’t want people to know her dad was a mobster. It is said that Angelo had not seen his daughter in three years. Just following his daughter’s death, Angelo has been quoted as saying, “Ever since she married that Simon [Monjack, in 2007], I lost contact with her. 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.”

Not a whole lot of biographical information is known about Angelo, but we will update as we find out additional facts.

After hearing about his daughter’s death, Bertolotti is said to be “in shock”.

Angelo tells Us magazine, “There is nothing I can say. I can’t believe this is happening. She was a young 32. She wasn’t supposed to die like this.” As we all do not yet know the cause of Brittany’s death, the coroner’s office Captain John Kades is reporting that “foul play is not suspected at this time because there were no outward signs of trauma or other injuries.”

Bertolotti added, “I don’t understand how she died. This doesn’t make sense to me.”

He said that he will “miss her smile and her work ethic. She was such a hard worker. I was so proud of her. This was a girl who had been working since she was 7. Everyone she worked with loved her. That’s who she was. She was loveable. There is nothing more I can say. I’m trying to make sense of this, and I can’t.”

No matter their relationship, our heart goes out to Angelo Bertolotti, Brittany Murphy’s father. I am sure it is not easy for Brittany’s family members to be dealing with such an unexpected loss.

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2 Responses to “Angelo Bertolotti is Brittany Murphy’s Father”

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    daniel aviles jr Says:

    i cant beleive your gone. i always wanted to tell you your great we will miss you. angelo call me if you need anything. my sincerest feelings to you and momma. 8058356920- 8058536920

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    Rebecca Says:

    Wow i was shocked to hear about Brittany’s death. But i used to go over to my friends house and he said that his step grandfather is her father. He told me a story about the mob or something and they had pictures of her on the wall sooo lol iunno if its him!!!