Brittany Murphy’s father won’t be attending her funeral today. She’s being buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in LA this evening. But her estranged father Angelo Bertolotti won’t be in attendance because he doesn’t want to see her body.
“I was very shocked by her death,” he said. “I can’t believe it really. It happened so fast, I’m just trying to figure it all out right now. I’m very upset by it.
“If I wanted to go to the funeral I would go, but I don’t want to see her that way. She was flawless to me. She was a little bright child. I have only good memories about her. She’s a memory to me now. To me she’s off making a movie somewhere.”
Bertolotti hadn’t spoken to his daughter for a year leading up to her death, and hadn’t ever met her husband Simon Monjack. He also refuses to believe Brittany was suffering from any medical conditions at the time of her death.
“She had a couple of issues but nothing was that serious,” he said. “Her mother Sharon never told me anything like that. She never said she had anything like was listed in the papers.”
Brittany’s body arrived at the cemetery yesterday, and her funeral has been announced as a “strictly private” event. No word on who will attend or whether a public memorial is in the works for after the holiday.