Brittany Murphy's Husband Speaks About His Loss

Simon Monjack says his 'world was destroyed' by his wife's death.

Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, spoke to "Access Hollywood" about the loss he suffered after his wife of two years passed away over the weekend. Monjack spoke about her death, as well as the rumors surrounding their relationship.

"My world was destroyed yesterday," he said on Monday, adding that he never understood why anyone thought he was controlling his wife. "I don't know why anyone would think that. She found love. We found love. Brittany didn't get to where Brittany was with anyone controlling her. ... Brittany was Brittany."

Monjack said that he found Ashton Kutcher's tweet about his former co-star and girlfriend touching in the wake of the tragedy, although he never met Kutcher personally. "I loved what Ashton wrote on Twitter. It was comforting to me," Monjack continued. "I couldn't have said it better."

As for the day she died, Monjack said it had been "a regular day. ... [Her mother] Sharon went into the bathroom because she had been in there a long time," he explained. "Her mom screamed for me and I ran, then called 911."

Regarding reports that Murphy had been suffering from flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to her death, Monjack said she had seen a doctor and "she had laryngitis. She had been tired at the end of the year. She had made a couple movies."

At what is now believed to be Murphy's last public appearance before her death, she spoke to "Access Hollywood" about her husband and how she wanted to start a family in 2010. "As far as having a New Year's resolution, I'd love to have a child next year," the 32-year-old said on December 3. "But that's kind of a large one! ... I've been very blessed to have a really great, loving husband. I spend more time with my family than anyone else in the world."