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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."

Remembering Brittany Murphy


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WTF, 2009?????


Brittany - may you RIP, you were more talented than most people gave you credit for.

The voice of Gloria in "Happy Feet" - Luanne in King of the Hill, Clueless, that great song with Paul Oakenfeld,

Like Florida Evans said: DAMN! Damn! DAMN!!! *bowl crashes to the floor*

1769 days ago


I didn't know who she was until the blurb about her husband recently and I had to ask. Never seen any of her movies.

So who's in on a reason for death pool? Drugs? Anorexia? Something genetic?

1769 days ago


OMG I can't believe!! I was watching a movie with her just this week!

1769 days ago


Wow. Very sad. Great actress. RIP.

1769 days ago


No, Nikki W., us "morons" don't need to STFU. It's called free speech and last time I checked, the population of the United States were still given that right ;)

1769 days ago


Saw this story also. was going to report it 5 mins ago. Beat me to it


1769 days ago


I've loved her ever since 'Clueless' and she's been a fabulous actress ever since. These H'Weird starlets can learn from her.

I hate Hollywood, but I loved Brittany.

I know that you'll be 'rollin with the homies' in heaven somewhere.


1769 days ago


I personally think it was a drug overdose. Everyone who remembers clueless, remembers she wasn't exactly naturally thin, she was quite chubby. And all of a sudden she looked anorexic. I think it was a drug overdose..

1769 days ago

seeking the truth    

Thats very sad bless her - RIP Brittany

1769 days ago


I cannot believe 32 is soooo young

1769 days ago

Marian Ross    

Very tragic.Such a lovely talented young actress.Sincere condolences to family and friends

1769 days ago


there is no way this chick wasn't on drugs or didnt have an eating disorder.. RIP , wow i knew that husband was fishy!!!

1769 days ago


TMZ posted this about 1 hour ago & still CNN or Fox have posted nothing! TMZ is true news!!

1769 days ago


Say no to drugs kids.

1769 days ago


We'll miss your smile Brit!

1769 days ago
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