Pia Bertolotti: Exploreing The Life of Brittany Murphy’s Sister

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Pia Bertolotti is the half-sister, of the late singer and actress, Brittany Murphy. Murphy, who was widely popular for her works in movies such as Drive and 8 Mile shocked the whole television industry by her untimely death in December 2009. So, what was the cause of her death?

In addition to losing her sister Brittany, Pia has also experienced the passing of other family members in recent years. To find out what Pia is up to these days, let’s take a closer look at her complete biography.

Pia Bertolotti and Brittany Murphy Had Shared The Same Father

Bertolotti was born on October 6, 1979, to her father, Angelo Joseph Bertolotti, and his second wife. The details about Pia’s mother are unknown until today but we know that she got together with Pia’s father around the mid of 1978.

Pia Bertolotti with late half-sister Bittany Murphy.
Pia and late actress Brittany Murphy.

On the other hand, Brittany was born in 1977 to Angelo and his first wife, Sharon Kathleen.

They Grew Up Separately

After Britanny’s mother divorced her father, she moved to New Jersey with her daughter. Pia grew up and completed high school at the Northwest Mississippi Community College.

The two sisters met when Murphy and Pia were 19 and 16 respectively. Despite the several differences they faced growing up, they bonded pretty well.

Bertolotti Has Two Biological Siblings

Along with half-sister, Brittany, Bertolotti has two other biological siblings. She has two elder brothers, Tony Bertolotti and Jeff Bertolotti.

Similar to Pia, the two brothers also came into the limelight after the death of their half-sister Britanny.

How Did Pia Bertolotti’s Sister Brittany Murphy Die?

Murphy passed away at the age of 32 on December 20, 2009. She collapsed in her bathroom at her Hollywood Hills residence at around 8 AM, following which her husband called for a medical request.

Britanny was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. Unfortunately, she lost her life at 10:04 AM after a cardiac arrest. The major cause of her death was found to be Pneumonia and anemia along with drug intoxication.

Brittany Murphy and her husband dies of pneumonia and anemia.
Late actress Brittany and her husband Simon passed away in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

A private funeral service was held for Brittany at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills on December 24 in the presence of her family.

Sadly enough, Brittany’s husband also passed away soon after her death. Only five months after Brittany’s death, in May 2010, her husband Simon Monjack was found dead in the same house. As per the reports, he passed away due to acute pneumonia and severe anemia.

Both The Deaths Were Speculated To Be Murders

The death of both Murphy and her husband always had been suspectable by many. In 2012, the late actress’s father applied to the Superior Court of California asking for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office to hand over samples of his daughter’s hair for further testing. The suit was closed as he did not attend two hearings of the suit.

Along with this, Brittany’s half-brother, Tonny also indicated that she might have been murdered by someone who is the hire of her property today, i.e., her mother, Shimon. He further said that he and his father performed a toxicity report on Britanny after death which showed impurities in her blood, including arsenic adding to which he shared,

“There’s no way she died of natural causes. It’s impossible. It’s bulls–t, total crap,”

The same theory was implemented in the case of Simon’s death as well. Despite all the assumptions made by the Bertolotti family, the deaths are considered natural until today.

Bertolotti Also Lost Her Father in 2019

On June 22, 2019, Pia’s father Angelo passed away. He died at the age of 92 due to health complications at his residence in Los Angeles.

Pia launched a fund campaign to cover the cost of his burial. She claimed that Joseph had no life insurance and the family had no funds to provide him a good burial.

Is Pia Bertolotti Married?

Yes, Pia is married to her husband, Jason Raynolds. They wed on November 1, 2008, at a private ceremony and have been happily married for more than [calculate_age birthdate=”2008-11-01″] years as of [write_year].

Pia has been married to her spouse Jayson since 15 years.
Bertolotti and her husband Jayson have been together since 2008. Source: Instagram

The husband and wife have been really good friends since the time they met. They dated for a few years before officially tying the knot with each other.

She is a Mother To Four Children With Her Husband

At present, Pia has given birth to four children with her spouse. She has three daughters, Mali, Karli Chase, and Lila, and a son, Lucas. The actual details about their birth are not out yet but the two eldest daughters seem to be in their late teens or early 20s and the rest two in their mid-teens.

Bertolitti often shares pictures along with her husband and children on her Instagram account @piajoloves. They reside in their house located in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Is Pia Also From The Television Industry?

No, Pia, who is known through her popular late half-sister, actress, and singer Britanny, has no personal connection to the industry. She has been an affiliate Broker in the National Association of Realtors since April 2020.

The [calculate_age birthdate=”1979-10-06″]-year-old has worked several other experiences in reputed companies such as The Dawn, Hope Baptist Church, Life Vantage Corporation, and so on.

Pia Bertolotti’s Net Worth

Since her involvement in several companies and organizations, Pia has earned a good amount of wealth. She has an estimated net worth of over $3 million as of [write_year]. She is living a very well-to-do life with her family with a monthly income of around $30,000.