Reached at his home in northern Florida, Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, said he learned of her death Sunday morning from his son (Murphy’s half brother), who read it on the Internet.
“It’s too shocking and too fast,” Bertolotti said in a phone interview. “It just doesn’t make sense to me. As we speak I am staring at a picture of her. I just can’t believe it. Can’t convince myself she’s gone.”
Bertolotti, who described himself as a “retired mobster” who now works in the movie business, said he and Sharon Murphy divorced when Brittany was 4. He last saw his daughter about three years ago.
He sounds like a character from Get Shorty.