Britney Spears' Doctor Dies Suddenly As Her Conservatorship Case Heats Up

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Weeks before a court-appointed evaluator is set to reveal whether Britney Spears' 11-year-long conservatorship has manipulated the pop titan, word has spread that her longtime doctor responsible for her medical treatment has died suddenly.

As per TMZ, Dr. Timothy Benson passed away in Santa Monica, California on August 24, the same day that Spears' father became verbally and physically abusive with the singer's eldest son. The cause of death has not been disclosed, but sources close to the celebrity gossip outlet revealed that the 48-year-old psychiatrist died from an aneurysm.

Much like previous updates, the timing of Benson's death is odd as a judge is set to receive a report within the next 10 days from an evaluator, who has spent more than three months determining if Spears' has been taken advantage of while under conservatorship care from her father, Jamie. Earlier this year, the social media campaign-turned streetside movement Free Britney claimed that the singer was forced into a medical facility against her will. Spears' mother, Lynne, seemingly agreed with the some additional suspect updates surrounding the movement by liking several posts on Instagram, before stepping into the situation full force and requesting access to all accounts dealing with the singer's conservatorship.

Just last week, it was reported that Jamie has asked to be temporarily removed as his daughter's conservatorship through January 20, 2020, citing personal health concerns. Unfortunately, it appears that Jodi Montgomery, the woman he wants given temporary power, has a previous history of conservatorship abuse. If granted, she will receive the same powers that he has, including the right to restrict or limit visitors by any means, the power to retain caretakers and security for the star on a 24-hour basis, the power to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders and the power to communicate with expert medical personnel regarding her health.

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