Amber Ryland will never forget those first days after Brittany murphyis death.
Former Radar Online reporter reflects on time in new HBO Max documentary What happened, Brittany Murphy?.
It was December 2009, and the world had learned of Murphy’s sudden death days before. Ryland covered the news.
“The number of reporters and paparazzi kind of went down and we stayed,” she recalls in a preview of the film. “We were told to stay, I spent the night in my car. It was almost 24/7.”
Then on Christmas Day, Ryland got a call from her boss, who she said asked her to buy a bouquet of flowers and bring them to Murphy’s house. When she rang the doorbell, Murphy’s husband, Simon monjack, replied.
“I said, ‘Merry Christmas. I’m so sorry for Brittany,'” she recalls. “I said, ‘My card is there if you want to talk but no pressure.'”