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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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76.

Kate    

I'm telling you guys, her creepy ass husband has something to do with this. There has to be a reason why she married this creepy, fugly old dude with legal problems... he probably had access to the good stuff if you know what I mean.

1581 days ago
77.

Thyna    

I knew a 28 year old man who was physical fit, never smoke or drank and died of a massive heart attack while jogging on the beach. It just happens. There doesn't have to be anything sinister or sneaky behind it.

1581 days ago
78.

meeeeeeeeeeeee    

8am? Sunday morning? I don't know about anyone else that's been commenting, but after a night of doing tons of coke and you're still up partying till 8am and doing lines still before you finally go to sleep- your heart is pounding away like crazy. Good thing I've given that stuff up, but if you were going to OD on coke and a hard night of partying, it could definitely happen early in the morning like that when your heart would finally give up...

1581 days ago
79.

Sally    

That's really sad. Rachel Zoe this is all your fault, you total utter...

1581 days ago
80.

Alexa    

Her husband was a criminal....very random marriage....
They didn't seem like a normal couple....more like two people who shared the same destructive addictions. It's sad though. Such a talented, naturally funny and pretty woman....life cut short because she probably wouldn't accept advice or help from loved ones. She clearly has been in a bad place for a number of years now....sad that it had to end this way :(

1581 days ago
81.

Helen    

Whoa!!! Just when you thought 2009 had enough deaths....im so stunned. Thoughts and prayers to her family. :( :( :(

1581 days ago
82.

nick the rat    

#1 please dont bring your religion and gods and fake prophets into this.

its childish

1581 days ago
83.

JR    

My prayers & thoughts go out to her husband family & friends this is so sad : (

1581 days ago
84.

JOe    

Cocaine?

1581 days ago
85.

Emma    

Wait... what? Oh, I hope this isn't true.

1581 days ago
86.

Ms. X    

Shocking! Britney dies but Courtney Love's still alive????

1581 days ago
87.

john    

it must be cocaine. she's the type that would use it.

1581 days ago
88.

patti    

This is just too weird. Way too young. What the hell is it with young Hollywood?? So much fame, so much money and DEAD!

1581 days ago
89.

Ivana    

Keep JESUS out of this.

1581 days ago
90.

WillOTheWisp    



Looking at her photo, it appears that she may have had an eating disorder.

1581 days ago
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