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Brittany Murphy

Dies

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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Irelynn    

Wow. That was unexpected. My thoughts go out to her family.

1713 days ago
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Medusa    

Wow, i am shocked ! 32 years old. that mean our ticket may be punched at any time !

1713 days ago
18.

Ann    

Prescription drugs and booze don't mix morons, AGAIN.

1713 days ago
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janedoe    

WHAT? NO! not Britney Murphy! 2009 took a lot of celebs away. Well lots of celebs to greet her on the other side.

1713 days ago
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Chingy    

Sources? No other news agency or site has picked up this story. I'll believe it when I see it in multiple places.

1713 days ago
21.

DANA    

Wow!! What a shock - My guess is cocaine or bulimia related :(

1713 days ago
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100    

Is this true? OMG I am shocked....I dont know what to say..:-(

1713 days ago
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threeboys    

RIP Brittany... My prayers are with the family

1713 days ago
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pebbles323    

it is so sad she was so youn n so full of life rip hope shes in a better place

1713 days ago
25.

Vonn    

Once the hubby was off of the plane, it was reported that she did not want him to go to the hospital to be evaluated. ???? She claimed it was asthma related, which is reason enough to be evaluated.

1713 days ago
26.

karla    

Sad news, my prayers are with her family. The death of a loved one is always hard to take.

1713 days ago
27.

malvolio    

...drugs...

1713 days ago
28.

You haters    

I thought this was a joke.. I cannot believe it!. She was very talented, naturally funny. She really will be missed. RIP Brittany.

1713 days ago
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$$$$$$$    

MY SON JOSEPH WAS MURDER ON 12-27-2005, HE WAS 22 YEAR OF AGE. HE WROTE THIS POEM ALONG WITH OTHER POEMS. I LOVE ALL OF HIS WORK, BUT THIS POEM HELP ME TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE AGAIN.

MAY MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND MAY GOD GIVE THE FAMILY STRENGTH

Death
Life is something we should appreciate and adore
because there comes a time in life our services are
not needed anymore.

A time in life when we are the next step closer,
and if you have done what He asked, the struggle is over.

A time when one passes from this world to another--
a time when we lose a family member, friend or lover.
This has been happening long before our existence,
but some think it's a joke until they are convinced.

A time in life that we rejoice and have sorrow, so we
must change our wicked ways,
because that time can come tomorrow.

To have one pass away can leave you emotionally scarred,
but you must maintain your composure and keep
your faith in God.

So we must stop the hate and seek forgiveness for our sins,
because whether you know it or not,
death is what we must face in the end.


Joseph

1713 days ago
30.

nan    

thats just terrible ..her poor family .i will be saying a prayer for her and her family

1713 days ago
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