Mysterious circumstances continue in events surrounding the untimely death of actress Brittany Murphy. Her widower, Simon Monjack, had planned an enormous launch party for tomorrow night to kick off the new Brittany Murphy Foundation, which he is creating to fundraise towards the cause of arts education for children.

TMZ reports that days before the launch party, the planned venue, Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts, received a phone call that the party was postponed without a rescheduled date--essentially, canceled. TMZ also said that while guests got an e-mail explained the reason of postponement was "an illness in the family," the rabbi who was supposed to lead the memorial was given no such excuse. Hmm...

Click here to read Brittany Murphy's obituary in Irish America magazine

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