As reported here last week, Angelo Bertolotti, father of actress Brittany Murphy, was told in no uncertain terms that he was not allowed to visit her grave when he showed up at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Monday, February 15.
News of the diss originally broke on the IMDB Brittany Murphy message board that same day, where outraged fans quickly mobilized to get the story out and to try to help the heartbroken Mr. B. gain access and a sense of closure.
Two Murphy fans in particular, who had visited and decorated her grave with flowers, heart confetti, photos and glitter on Valentine's Day, alerted the Bertolotti family to an article I had published last month in tribute to Brittany which included directions on how to find her final resting place.
Mr. B. returned to FLHH two days later armed with parental love and determination, to say a final goodbye to his daughter and to leave a memento at her grave site. This time he brought along Inside Edition chief correspondent Jim Moret and a camera crew, and FLHH did not stop him.
Here's Inside Edition's exclusive coverage, which aired today:
Heartfelt condolences to Mr. B and his circle of family and friends for their loss.