Brittany Murphy will be laid to rest on Thursday in L.A., but her father says he will not be present for the funeral.
"If I wanted to go, I would go, but I don't want to see her that way," Angelo Bertolotti tells E! News. "She was flawless to me. She was a little bright child. I have only good memories about her. She's a memory to me now. To me she's off making a movie somewhere."
A spokesperson for Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, tells the AP the actress' funeral will be invitation only at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery on Thursday evening. A larger memorial service may be held next year.
Bertolotti, who lives in Florida, says he hadn't spoken with his daughter in over a year and he never met her husband. Bertolotti also admitted he was not aware Murphy suffered from diabetes.
"She had a couple of issues but nothing was that serious," Bertolotti says. "Her mother never told me anything like that. She never said she had anything like was listed in the papers."