Everyone was shocked when actress Brittany Murphy died suddenly at age 32 on December 20th, 2009. She left behind a husband, Simon Monjack, of two and a half years and a mother with whom she was very close. Reportedly, her mother lived with Murphy and her husband the last few years.
Only one day after her tragic passing, celebrity gossip website TMZ posted an article saying that Murphy had a will, but one that was created before her marriage. The report stated the will left everything to her mother and nothing to her husband.
It also stated Brittany's house was held in a trust which also left it to her mother, not her husband. Another website said the house -- which Murphy had purchased from Britney Spears in 2003 for almost four million dollars -- was held in a trust called the "Nina Bow Trust".
At this point, it's too early to tell if the reports are accurate. Wills are public records and are available to the media and websites alike, but only once they are filed. That doesn't happen one day after someone passes away.