Brittany Murphy’s Husband Suicidal

Simon Monjack — the British producer who was married to late screen star Brittany Murphy — is so distraught over the actress’ sudden death last month, he’s considered taking his own life.

The Clueless star, 32, died Dec. 20 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home. She was laid to rest on Christmas Eve. Simon — who wed the actress in 2007 — is grief-stricken about Murphy’s passing and struggles to communicate without breaking down in tears, according to his mother.

“Simon is exactly as you would expect someone to be who has just lost the woman he loved. Some days he wants to kill himself, and other days he seems to be coping better. He is distraught. I speak to him everyday, and he is often in tears,” Monjack’s mother Linda revealed in an interview with PEOPLE.com this week.