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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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121.

Saddenend    

SHESUS CRIPES!!!!!!!!

WTF, 2009?????

Seriously!!!!!!!

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*



1667 days ago
122.

chalkoutline    

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?

1667 days ago
123.

Luh    

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

1667 days ago
124.

131313    

Wow. Very sad. Great actress. RIP.

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1667 days ago
125.

DANA    

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 ;)

1667 days ago
126.

John    

Saw this story also. was going to report it 5 mins ago. Beat me to it http://gossip-stone.com/component/content/article/45-brittany-murphy/62-brittany-murphy-dies

RIP

1667 days ago
127.

UrMom    

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.

RIP

1667 days ago
128.

Moni    

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..

1667 days ago
129.

seeking the truth    

Thats very sad bless her - RIP Brittany

1667 days ago
130.

Thelifestyletrend    

I cannot believe it...wow 32 is soooo young

1667 days ago
131.

Marian Ross    

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

1667 days ago
132.

courtney    

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

1667 days ago
133.

JT    

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

1667 days ago
134.

Steve    

Say no to drugs kids.

1667 days ago
135.

KC    

We'll miss your smile Brit!

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