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Brittany Murphy


12/20/2009 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1220_britney_murphy_ex_getty_94463366-1Brittany 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. Her time of death was listed as 10:04 AM.

Murphy starred in such films as "Clueless," "8 Mile," and "Don't Say a Word." Murphy was reportedly fired from last film, "The Caller," after reports she was problematic on set.

UPDATE 3:11 PM ET -- Sources tell TMZ Brittany Murphy's mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. We're told when paramedics arrived, they quickly determined Murphy was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR. They continued CPR in route to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center -- several miles away -- and Murphy was unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

We're told the LA County Coroner's is picking up Murphy's body from Cedars later today and will launch a death investigation.

UPDATE 4:00 PM ET -- We're also told the LAPD has launched a death investigation.

UPDATE 4:07 PM ET -- A rep for Murphy tells TMZ, "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy."

UPDATE 5:21 PM ET -- Two LAPD officers were just spotted going into Murphy's home.

UPDATE 5:34 PM ET -- A neighbor of Brittany's tells TMZ she saw Brittany getting taken out on a stretcher with paramedics performing CPR. The neighbor said Brittany "looked dead."

UPDATE 10:00 PM ET -- Through Brittany's rep, the family released a statement: "The sudden loss of our beloved Brittany is a terrible tragedy. She was our daughter, our wife, our love and a shining star. We ask you to respect our privacy at this time."

Remembering Brittany Murphy


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RIP Brittany

1746 days ago

Doctor Harvard.    

I say she had a long night of doing coke and her heart gave up. Very rare a 32 year old dies of cardiac arrest unless messed with.

1746 days ago

steve allen    

here's to you in peace and may god have mercy on your soul...

1746 days ago


who cares about the cause of death? someone far too young was taken from us and you're all making accusations of eating disorders and drugs.
a 32 year old can have a heart attack or cardiac arrest from other things, you know. it's possble she had a congenital heart defect that she didn't know about, or had another condition that was unknown to her.

how about we let her rest in peace.

1746 days ago


Brittany's passing at such a young age is tragic. What is also tragic and unfortunate are people who are making light of her death and maligning her character already. She was a celebrity, but with that a human being and she should be respected as such.

1746 days ago


121. here's to you in peace and may god have mercy on your soul...

Posted at 2:31PM on Dec 20th 2009 by charlie harper


Why would you say such an evil thing implying shew was a bad person?

1746 days ago


I really pray that this story is a misunderstanding. If it's true; I'm so sad as she was one of my favourite actresses. :(

1746 days ago


Wow this is awful. Condolences...

1746 days ago


omfg =O

1746 days ago

the sea    

Anorexia maybe? Karen Carpenter died the very same way ALSO at the age of 32. Weird.

1746 days ago


Being this skinny can be a killer. I don't know about the drug issues, but she lost ALOT of weight in the past few years. She used to be beautiful and healthy looking, but when every ounce is scrutinized, it's no wonder women will kill themselves to be thin.

Sounds like Karen Carpenter all over again. If she was starving herself, that will cause cardiac arrest, among other things.

1746 days ago


Britney's face book last post was December 2nd and say ''Rachelle Lefevre ????????? bye bye...Simon, no coments'' Her husband is a crepo and the crepo pherhaps had some thing do with this! HMMM? Pherhaps he cheated and she was leaving him! He is one ulgy creppy guy that always looks like he is on drugs!

1746 days ago


Lovely girl, I will miss you so. RIP, beautiful Brittany.

1746 days ago


Damn... Drugs?

1746 days ago


that is so sad. she was so young and such a funny actress.

1746 days ago
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