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Report: Actress Brittany Murphy Dies

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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  2. bbgun

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    Sad if true. She was way out of her husband's league.
  3. Rampage

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    does that mean she had a heart attack?
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Not sure what happened to her but "Expect the worst, pray for the best."

    RIP
  5. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Coroner: Brittany Murphy Dead At 32Access Hollywood - 34 minutes ago

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    Brittany Murphy steps out at the 'Across The Hall' Los Angeles premiere on December 1, 2009WireImageAccess Hollywood LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Brittany Murphy died on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has confirmed to Access Hollywood. She was 32.

    According to the Coroner's Office, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood reported to them that an individual named Brittany Murphy died in the hospital on Sunday.

    VIEW THE PHOTOS: A Look Back: Brittany Murphy

    A Cedars-Sinai spokesperson also confirmed to Access that the star was pronounced dead at their facility at 10:04 AM.

    A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman told Access that they responded to a 911 call made from the 1800 block of N. Rising Glen Road -- the same street where the actress lives -- at 8 AM on Sunday.

    VIEW THE PHOTOS: In Memoriam: The Stars We Lost During Summer 2009

    A rep for the actress also confirmed the news, telling Access Hollywood, "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy."

    Just weeks ago, a smiling Brittany spoke with Access at the Tt Collection Pop-Up Party in LA on December 3, where she discussed her hopes for the coming year.

    "As far as having a New Year's resolution, I'd love to have a child next year," she said at the time. "But that's kind of a large one!"

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    The actress also spoke of her love for her family, whom she said she was very close to.

    "I've been very blessed to have a really great loving husband," she said. "I spend more time with my family than anyone else in the world"

    Brittany rose to fame after a memorable role in 1995's "Clueless." She went on to star in such films as "8 Mile," "Just Married," "Girl, Interrupted," "Sin City" and "Riding In Cars With Boys," among others.

    She also made a splash in the music world with the track "Faster Kill *****cat," with Paul Oakenfold in 2006 - the track topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart that year. She also sang a pair of songs for the animated film "Happy Feet," in which she was also a voice actress.

    Brittany was married to screenwriter Simon Monjack, whom she wed in May 2007.
  6. jimmy40

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    L.A. police investigate death of Brittany Murphy
    December 20, 2009 | 12:51 pm

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    Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of actress Brittany Murphy.

    Police have been dispatched to Cedars-Sinai and to the Los Angeles home where Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest earlier today. Police sources emphasized that their inquiry was preliminary, adding they could not say whether it would point to any criminal conduct. [Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the house was located in West Hollywood.]

    L.A. city firefighters responded to a call from the home in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road. Murphy was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

    Born in Atlanta, Murphy moved to Burbank with her mother at age 13. Her film break came in the movie "Clueless" (1995), in which she starred opposite Alicia Silverstone.

    Murphy has made dozens of other film appearances, including in "Girl Interrupted" (1999), "8 Mile" (2002), "The Dead Girl" (2006), and "Across the Hall" (2009). She also was featured as the voice of Luanne in the animated TV series "King of the Hill."

    Murphy specialized in playing characters who were troubled teenagers or mentally disturbed, according to a biography on industry website Internet Movie Data Base.

    Murphy was married in 2007 to British screenwriter Simon Monjack, the website said.
  7. DallasEast

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    LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/12/20/brittany.murphy/index.html

    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Brittany Murphy, the bubbly, free-spirited actress who appeared in films including "Clueless" and "8 Mile," has died, Los Angeles police and hospital officials said Sunday. She was 32.

    Murphy was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. PT Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart told CNN Radio.

    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the death, and robbery and homicide detectives will be at her home, LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. No other details were immediately available.

    "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support," Murphy's publicist, Nicole Perna, said in a statement. "It is their wish that you respect their privacy."

    Murphy starred in several movies, including "Just Married," "Don't Say a Word" and "Riding in Cars with Boys." She also voiced the character Luanne on the animated TV series "King of the Hill."

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    She is survived by her husband, Simon Monjack, whom she married in 2007.

    Fans took to Murphy's official Facebook page Sunday to issue their condolences.

    "She was a great actress and was going to go far in her career! She will be greatly missed!" read one post.

    Murphy's former boyfriend and "Just Married" co-star Ashton Kutcher posted his reaction to the news via Twitter.

    "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon," Kutcher posted.

    He added later: "see you on the other side kid."

    Singer-actress Jessica Simpson tweeted: "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones."

    Murphy was best known for her work in a string of romantic comedies in the early 2000s, including lead roles in "Uptown Girls" alongside Dakota Fanning, and "Little Black Book" with Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates.

    She also lent her voice to a number of animated works. In addition to her "King of the Hill" role, Murphy's raspy voice could be heard on the TV series "Futurama" and the 2006 hit movie "Happy Feet."

    Her work as troubled teenagers in "Don't Say a Word" and "Girl, Interrupted" also gained her critical acclaim.
  8. ROMOSAPIEN9

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    I hate to speculate, but if she died of cardiac arrest at the age of 32, well that says only one thing to me..............won't speculate
  9. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    did she have a heart condition or some genetic disease that we didnt know about?
  10. Smith22

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    Main rumor is drugs, others have speculated bad dieting.

    Either way, she is gone way too soon.

    RIP.
  11. Teren_Kanan

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    Cocaine's a hell of a drug.
  12. bbgun

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    That's been the rumor for years. The Reaper has really slaughtered Hollywood this year.
  13. TheCount

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    RIP, Clueless is one of those movies I've always loved to hate.

    I saw a picture of her in some magazine and she looked sickly thin, and they asked her what's going on and she made sure to say oh, I love to eat, I guess I have "hallow bones", whatever that was supposed to mean.
  14. bbgun

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    this is odd

    Husband of Brittany Murphy asks for no autopsy


    THE husband of Hollywood star Brittany Murphy has reportedly asked that officials do not conduct an autopsy on his dead wife, despite her death being shrouded in mystery.

    TMZ have reported that the British husband of Brittany Murphy has asked hospital staff that an autopsy not be conducted on the Hollywood star.

    But despite Simon Monjack's wishes, the L.A. County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy on the actress.
  15. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    This pretty much sums it up right here. Its so obvious you don't even need to speculate.
  16. kristie

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    loved her in "8 mile". may she rest in peace. :(
  17. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    ShowLiz!
  18. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Coroner is saying natural causes at this point.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/12/21/brittany.murphy/index.html

    An autopsy had not been scheduled as of Sunday night, but Capt. John Kades, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said there was no sign of foul play or trauma.

    "Naturally occurring diseases could be found in any person that could lead to death," Kades said.

    Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the leading cause of death for American women in Murphy's age range is unintentional injury. Malignant tumors are second, followed by heart disease and suicide.

    The coroner's office is looking into Murphy's medical history. A final report could take up to eight weeks.
  19. burmafrd

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    Its known she dieted heavily. that can do it.
  20. Gemini Dolly

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    So sad. Loved her in Uptown Girls.

    I read her husband had a health scare a few weeks back. He was rushed to the hospital, but quickly released.

    According to what I read on TMZ, her husband did not want an autopsy performed, but they are going with it anyways.

    It just seems theres been more deaths this year in the celeb world. Farrah, Michael, Patrick, Brittany.

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