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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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OMG that is horrible, she is my age. So sad :(

1775 days ago


Why dont some of you stop posting idiotic things. You have no idea why she died. None of us do until an autopsy is performed. And for those naive people out there, anybody of any age can have cardiac arrest. For all we know she had a congenital heart defect that was not discovered.
Lets just pass on our sincere condolences to her family and leave it at that. Stop tearing down someone you dont even know personally but who can not defend themselves/
Rest In Peace Brittany, and peace to her family

1775 days ago


Holy crap!

1775 days ago


A bad actress who never made one good movie dies from either drugs or an eating disorder and people care about this?

Do you know how many people died today from hunger? From not having health insurance? From war? Violence?

And this ONE, rich, spoiled bad actress with not a single good movie to her name is NEWS?

Are you kidding me?

1775 days ago


I am guessing it's related to anorexia. Karen Carpenter died of cardiac arrest and was addicted to laxatives and had an eating disorder and she was young too.

It was either the Enquirer or the Star that had a scary skinny picture of her this week, and she's bragging that she has a huge appetite. Don't think so.

It's too bad. She was great in "8 Mile". One would have though Eminem would have been the first to go - not Murphy.

1775 days ago


I just hope that it was not related to drugs or anything of that nature. I'm truly sad when anyone dies for that matter. Life is to short for anyone of us, regardless of being a celebrity or not.

1775 days ago


wtf man !!!

1775 days ago


I wonder what drug it was. 30 year old women dont have heart attacks.

Posted at 2:16PM on Dec 20th 2009 by r00t4rd3d


youre right..wasn't her husband "sick" last week?

1775 days ago


I really don't think her family is going to be on here, TMZ reading our comments. People have been saying Britanny was doing drugs and had a possible eating disorder for awhile now. Just look at the pics of her over the years. Something was going on besides exercise. Over exercising is also associated with eating disorders and she is in 'the business' where thin is in demand.

1775 days ago


why jump to conclusions to quickly? The girl hasn't been dead for 24 hours and everybody is already speaking about drug abuse.

the 'whys' will come later. for now, we should just be expressing sorrow to her family and close ones who don't need to see people trolling about her right now.

deepest sympathy to her family and friends. R.I.P xxxx

1775 days ago


Karen Carpenter part II?

1775 days ago


wtf!! this is the last thing i expected!!
RIP Brittany Murphy..

1775 days ago

Jack Nicholson    

I warned her...

1775 days ago


How odd that her husband is unresponsive and she doesn't want medical help. Was she hoping he kicked? Did he feel that she wanted him dead after that incident? If it's drugs did she take them herself or did someone help?

So many questions

1775 days ago


WOW WO WOW! Thats what happens when you have unlimited accecess to coke,LA on Sat night is all about the blow, trust me I know I live here, I am in shockkkk

1775 days ago
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