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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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31.

Gregory    

Wow. I always wanted to hook up with her. I guess that's now not going to happen... www.youtube.com/GregoryBrandt

1768 days ago
32.

mxracer82    

wow what a shock! That sucks she was only 32. Rest in peace sweet girl.

1768 days ago
33.

samaritan    

How sad... She looks bony and thin, anorexia can produce heart attacks.

Rest in Peace.

1768 days ago
34.

hahahaha!    

Wow, I loved her. She did change alot from Clueless to now. Very sad, I do wonder if current or past drug use had anything to do with it. She was very thing these last few years, more so than I think her normal body shape would have been without some sort of aid be it pills, eating disorders or manic exercising. Just really shocking.

1768 days ago
35.

UGGGGHHH    

SHE IS IN HEAVEN WITH THE ANGELS

1768 days ago
36.

Sandy    

Oh my gosh. How horrible. Everyone should appeciate every minute of every day as if it were your last!

1768 days ago
37.

jaddedkitten    

omg omg wtf

1768 days ago
38.

Nikki    

Wow! Did NOT see that coming at all. Was never a fan of hers but how sad!!

And to the morons already saying it was anorexia or drugs, stfu! You don't know that. Yes it is possible for a 32 year old to have a heart attack!! It's not common but it happens (without drugs and/or anorexia). The woman is dead!!! Show some respect and shut up!

1768 days ago
39.

Andie    

OMG

1768 days ago
40.

samper    

Wasn't she also the voice of LuAnn on "King of the Hill"???

1768 days ago
41.

jandean61    

COCIANE

1768 days ago
42.

malvolio    

...hey nikki w;
...drugs and/or anorexia...

1768 days ago
43.

sandy    

Too much coke... very sad.

1768 days ago
44.

skymtv    

Can't believe it! This is so heartbreaking. She was a lovely girl, what went wrong? RIP Brittany

1768 days ago
45.

Sam    

OMG this is so sudden! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family :(

1768 days ago
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