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g she suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on 20 December (09) - and reached out to her mum to bid farewell.

He tells talk show host Larry King, "Her last days were full of the Academy (Award) screeners (DVDs), being in a soft, pink, fluffy Beverly Hills robe, mama coming and bringing soup and laying in - and laying on the sofa next to the bed.

"What happened that day (she died) was Brittany had laryngitis. I have no idea what to do with laryngitis. I'm a rabbi, not a doctor, so I pray instead of prescribe. So I asked Sharon to come down. We'd been talking, anyway, half the night... We were planning to move to New York, have a baby... We were talking about baby names.

"I asked Sharon to come down and Sharon came down. Brittany, for the first time, was almost fighting for air. Her eyes were not right. They were darting off left, right and center.

"That morning she woke up (and) she couldn't breathe. She went out to get some air. Sharon followed her out. I'll say this, because I know you (Sharon) can't. She said, 'Mom, I'm dying. I love you.'"

Murphy's mum Sharon adds, "From when she collapsed, I was with her in the bathroom. And I was sitting across from her with her little puppy, Clara. And she said, 'Mommy, please hug me.' And I went to get up and she just collapsed like right there."

Sharon Murphy and Monjack's comments were made in an interview before the L.A. Coroner declared the star's cause of death.