BRITTANY Murphy has done it all.
From singing on the BBC’s Top of the Pops to becoming one of the most beloved female pop singers of all time, the singer/songwriter/actress/TV presenter/celebrity is a legend in the music industry and beyond.
But there is one aspect of her career that has remained a mystery for nearly 20 years, and that is her relationship with her late father, David.
The late comedian’s wife of 30 years, Debbie, had given birth to their daughter, Sarah in 1991, before he passed away from cancer in 2010.
Despite the fact that Sarah was still in her mid-twenties, the fact remains that they were still living together, and Debbie continued to work with her husband on the late-night comedy special, The David Murphy Show.
While David Murphy was not present in the first three episodes of the series, it was only a matter of time before the mystery of Sarah’s mother was solved.
In a bizarre twist of fate, Sarah’s father had actually died in 2001 at the age of 56.
But the episode that would finally shed some light on what happened between Debbie and her husband had been filmed in 1993, and although it was edited down for the series to be aired, the series still received critical acclaim.
The series, entitled The Sarah Murphy Show, aired on the Channel 4 television channel in the UK, and it is currently ranked as one of Britain’s Top 10 most watched programmes of all-time.
But it was during the production of Sarah Murphy’s first documentary, The Time documentary, that David Murphy’s daughter finally discovered the truth about her father’s death.
The episode in question takes place in 1993 at the start of her mother’s first television special, when the host of The Sarah Christie Show was discussing Sarah’s plans to record her own TV show.
In the episode, the host mentions that Sarah is going to be a guest on her new television show, but that she and her mother were not going to let her be a surprise guest.
It was then revealed that David had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999.
However, when Sarah was interviewed by her father, he confirmed that he had actually been diagnosed three years earlier, which would make it even more of a surprise to his daughter.
It all became clearer as the hour progressed that Sarah’s story would be different from her mother, with David admitting that he and Debbie had discussed the possibility of Sarah having a baby while her mother was still alive.
David’s daughter Sarah Murphy, with her father David, in 1993.
David Murphy has a daughter named Sarah.
But Debbie Murphy still didn’t know anything about the truth.
“I didn’t realise that she’d been told,” Debbie says.
“And I still didn�t know why she didn’t.
I had no idea what to make of it.”
At first, it seemed like Debbie was the only one to have noticed that David’s wife was no longer around, and so she took her father to visit.
It wasn’t until a couple of months later that Debbie learned that her mother had died from cancer, and she started to wonder if David�s death was related to her father�s illness.
After a long conversation with David, Debbie agreed to be interviewed about her mother and the death of her father.
“As much as it was a shock to me that my mother didn�ts even know the truth, it also really shocked me because she was in a really vulnerable place,” Debbie explains.
“It was hard to see that it wasn�t a part of her life.
It seemed like she was completely out of it.
I went home and cried for two weeks straight. I couldn�t even be with her.
I didn�ve cried in years.
I just felt so guilty for not being there for her when she needed me.”
Debbie had to explain to her mother why she had never told her about her dad�s cancer diagnosis, but when David asked her what she was thinking about, Debbie was so surprised by the information that she could not believe it.
“She was really upset that she had no one to talk to about it, and then it was just like, ‘Well, that is all I need to know,'” Debbie says of her reaction.
“That really struck me as a very different reaction.
She was the one that was really, really concerned, and her reaction to the fact she was not being told was very different from that of someone who knew about cancer, like her mum.”
When she finally went to tell her mother about the cancer diagnosis and what her father was going through, it made her feel so sad and confused.
“David said to me, ‘You know, it�s OK, we can keep this private.’
And I was like, yeah, it is,” Debbie recalls.
“So I kept it in the back of my mind for a while,