Brittany Murphy 1977-2009

Brittany Murphy, star of Clueless, 8 Mile and Just Married has died. Website TMZ broke the story early on Sunday. Information suggests she went into cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived. Murphy was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars Sinai Hospital. She was 32.

Celebrity pals have begun to pay tribute via Twitter.

Ashton Kutcher writes: “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon. see you on the other side kid.”

X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman tweeted: “Just found out that my friend… childhood best friend died. I love you Brittany and know you’re in a better place RIP.”

Reality star Khloe Kardashian: “This is horrible news when anyone passes. I’m so sorry for her family. Send prayers out please!”

Sources say a 911 call was made from a house in LA listed in her husband’s name. News also emerged that Brittany’s mother reportedly found her unconscious in the shower this morning. Upon arrival the paramedics determined she was in full cardiac arrest and administered CPR until they reached the hospital. LA County Coroner will now launch an investigation, as will the LAPD.

UPDATE: Reports from TMZ state that Murphy’s husband does not want an autopsy performed on his wife. The LA County Coroner will proceed with the autopsy despite Mr. Monjack’s wishes.

Brittany’s mother supposedly told paramedics that her daughter had a history of diabetes. On Sky News this evening Jeanne Wolf, Editor of Parade Magazine, told Sky News that Murphy suffered from a heart murmur.

“This is a girl who was so full of life,” she said. “She lit up the room when she entered. To think of her dying so young is very, very sad.”

Brittany’s publicist, Nicole Perna, released a brief statement:

“In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support.  It is their wish that you respect their privacy.”

Keep checking Patsy’s Blog for updates. Or of course, who broke this story.


~ by patsystone on December 20, 2009.

One Response to “Brittany Murphy 1977-2009”

  1. I have only just read of the demise of such a lovely young lady……I watched Happy Feet this afternoon and played over several times the recording of Gloria singing.
    All I can say is May her God rest her Soul in Peace.
    Posted August 12th 2011.

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