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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."

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George William Gockel    

Yes Brittany Murphy will be missed. That is too sad. She was 32.

1706 days ago


Soooo sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to her friends and family.

1706 days ago


OMG?!?! Just OMG. Never saw this coming. I liked her. She was underrated as a comedy actress.

1706 days ago


you sure this isnt a hoax?

1706 days ago


lol snl made fun of her 2 weeks ago

1706 days ago


Nikki W. you shut the f*ck up! We are discussing what is NOT a normal death for a 32 yr old. So YES drugs and eating disorders are going to come up, she had the heroin chic look for years and she was NOT that thin when she first started acting, and like others I agree there is no way she was that thin normally. Get over yourself.

1706 days ago


How tragic! She was a very sweet woman! Too young to die!!

1706 days ago


Hey Nicki, she was not some morbidly obese woman who sat at home all day eating twinkies and rarely got off the couch. She was extremely fit, definitely worked out to maintain her shape, and also seemed to be a member of the party scene. Look at her video with Paul Oakenfold, you don't just link up with a high end club DJ like that unless you're familiar with the scene. She was also a celebrity, which is full of addicts.

Heart issues present usually during the teenage years to early 20s if they exist. It's when bodies get exposed to real exercise with adult sized bodies. You know damn well Brittany exercised her heart, and any issues would have already been known.

So before you go calling people morons, realize that the odds are going to show hands down that she was using drugs, or had an eating disorder that became fatal. I'm leaning more towards the side of drugs, specifically cocaine. Time will tell, I'm sure they'll do labs on her blood.

1706 days ago


Could have been an overdose of drugs, whatever the reason, this is incredibly sad, especially in a year that included Micheal Jackson's passing.

1706 days ago

Greg G    

Wow, first time I've posted on this crap site, but I really liked her and completely unexpected. She will be missed.

1706 days ago


didnt she do bart simpsons voice

1706 days ago


Something has been going on with her for a while - her husband's mysterious illness on the airplane...and wasn't she also recently fired from a movie because of her behavior?

1706 days ago


That is really sad.

1706 days ago


R.I.P. Luanne Platter. She was an amazingly talented and funny voice talent for King of the Hill. So sad.

1706 days ago


This was rather unexpected.

I just knew one more celebrity was going to die before this year was up.

1706 days ago
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