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Brittany Murphy's mother has penned an open letter expressing her frustration over claims made by the late star's estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti, that poison may have played a factor in the Clueless star's passing nearly four years ago.
"I have chosen to stay out of the limelight since the tragic and sudden death of my wonderful, talented loving daughter," Sharon Murphy writes in the letter given to The Hollywood Reporter. "I have no choice now but to come forward in the face of inexcusable efforts to smear my daughter's memory by a man who may be her biological father but was never a real father to her in her lifetime."
Sharon calls Bertolotti's suggestion that Britanny may been murdered as "madness" and "more of an insult than an insight into what really happened."