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Actress Brittany Murphy Dies at 32

Murphy Brittany Murphy, star of 8 Mile and Clueless, has died in Los Angeles, TMZ is reporting:

"Brittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived, multiple sources tell TMZ. She was 32. A 911 call was made at 8:00 AM from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack, the Los Angeles City Fire Department tells TMZ. We're told Murphy was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival."

L.A. police have opened an investigation...

Coronor: Cause of death appears to be natural, autopsy will be performed...


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  1. wow. poor girl.

    hollywood kills.

    Posted by: mike128 | Dec 20, 2009 3:24:33 PM

  2. How awful. Maybe she hid a crystal habit like she had in her movie "Spun". Crystal kills.

    Posted by: Brad | Dec 20, 2009 3:37:17 PM

  3. How sad. She disappeared off the radar for a while, R.I.P

    Posted by: Jonnyj | Dec 20, 2009 3:40:54 PM

  4. Wow - loved her in Clueless. Off topic: Andy is that banner the view from Blue Mountain looking toward Hellgate Canyon, across the lights of Missoula?

    Posted by: bozemanmontana | Dec 20, 2009 4:01:15 PM

  5. @ Mike

    Hollywood does kill...

    Posted by: Rowan | Dec 20, 2009 4:02:09 PM

  6. RIP Brittany Murphy report -

    Posted by: ashfaq | Dec 20, 2009 4:26:22 PM

  7. "Why am I even listening to you? You're a virgin, who can't drive"

    So sad, gone at 32.

    Posted by: topher | Dec 20, 2009 4:27:49 PM

  8. Just saw her in "love and other disasters". loved it and her.....also loved the song she did "faster kill pussycat". RIP Brittany.

    Posted by: KB | Dec 20, 2009 4:28:57 PM

  9. Farewell Luanne Platter! I loved that character on King of the Hill so much.

    Posted by: Fred | Dec 20, 2009 4:31:15 PM

  10. Loved her since Clueless. RIP, little girl.

    Posted by: David T | Dec 20, 2009 4:39:15 PM

  11. @Mike and @ Rowan: Hollywood doesn't kill. Don't be silly.

    Drug abuse and addictive behaviors kill. Not "Hollywood."

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Dec 20, 2009 4:51:21 PM

  12. Wow, this is so sad. Loved her in "Clueless". Hollywood seems to be a tough place for young actors to survive. I hope it wasn't drug-related, which seems to be the case these days. Whatever the reason, R.I.P.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 20, 2009 5:17:36 PM

  13. Cher: Tai, how old are you?
    Tai: I'll be 16 in May.
    Cher: My birthday is in April and as someone older, can I please give you some advice? It is one thing to spark up a doobie and get laced at parties, but it is quite another to be fried all day.

    Posted by: me | Dec 20, 2009 5:25:57 PM

  14. And in other news, Roman Polansky lives another year. Terrific. Fuck 2009. This was a positively shitty year in so many ways.

    Posted by: MateoM | Dec 20, 2009 5:29:07 PM


    If that's how she looked 20 days ago, it's no wonder that she got a heart attack -- the kind you get from anorexia.

    Posted by: topher | Dec 20, 2009 5:46:16 PM

  16. >>If that's how she looked 20 days ago, it's no wonder that she got a heart attack -- the kind you get from anorexia<<

    Those were my exact thoughts when I had read she died from cardiac arrest.

    Posted by: Keith | Dec 20, 2009 6:00:56 PM

  17. Well that would explain the ambulances that woke me up this morning driving up the hill. And yeah...the first thing I thought of was anorexia as well. R.I.P.

    Posted by: peterparker | Dec 20, 2009 8:00:59 PM

  18. 2009 was the BEST year of my life thus far!

    RIP Brittany!

    Posted by: Marc | Dec 20, 2009 9:28:12 PM

  19. ...LIFE is addictive, until it's not...

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Dec 20, 2009 9:41:21 PM

  20. Torkelsons Almost Home is where I first saw her. Clueless rocked as well.

    Posted by: Rob | Dec 20, 2009 9:51:26 PM

  21. The only person happy about this is Tiger Woods.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Dec 20, 2009 10:21:59 PM

  22. Her awesome role in Drop Dead Gorgeous has been mostly overlooked...

    "Well you know what dad? You know what? Peter's gay. GAAAY!!"


    Posted by: James | Dec 20, 2009 10:24:15 PM

  23. @ Marc....Why is this your best year??

    Posted by: KB | Dec 21, 2009 12:25:14 AM

  24. What about Common Ground, where she played a lesbian in the military in the 1950's. It's my favourite of her roles and I loved her with dark hair.

    Posted by: hoyden | Dec 21, 2009 1:22:52 AM

  25. Devastating.

    See "Ramen Girl." Brilliant overlooked little film. One of my favourites.

    Yasuraka ni nemure.

    Posted by: BCCanuck | Dec 21, 2009 1:07:25 PM

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