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Brittany Murphy -- No Foul Play Suspected

12/20/2009 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ed Winter, spokesman for the L.A. County Coroner's Office, says an autopsy on Brittany Murphy will be conducted in the next day or so -- but as of now no foul play is expected.

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How can he say she died from natural causes when they don't have the tox screens back yet??

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My condolences to the family first and foremost. The reality of this is most people this age do not die of "natural causes." Most have done something to contribute to their demise. No matter what the cause, I feel for her family in their time of sorrow..

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Major drag. She was really talented.
Gotta say though, after watching her in a couple of interviews recently I was a little shocked at how thin she was. Especially compared to what she looked like back when Drop Dead Gorgeous was filmed. It doesn't even look like the same person.

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Damn, the people hoping to blame this all on her "fat ugly" who is under suspicion for the simple fact that he isn't hot enough to have Brittany as a wife, will be so p!ssed if her death is ruled anything but homicide.... drug use, eating disorders or a shocking 'natural cause' ruling will just not be as entertaining.

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If she was anorexic it is possible for her death to be from natural causes. Here is an excerpt from Karen Carpenters death

On February 4, 1983, she went to her parents' house to sort through some clothes she kept there when she collapsed in a walk-in closet from cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead on the spot. She was only 32. Doctors revealed that her long battle with anorexia nervosa had stressed her heart to the breaking point.

Cardiac arrest and at age 32. Weird

1707 days ago


No foul play? Bwahahahahaha!

1706 days ago


It's possible that it was natural causes given that she was exhibiting flu-like symptoms. That's often how it goes when someone is in congestive heart failure. Especially since she had underlying health issues.

It's just too bad that she or someone close to her didn't recognize it for what it was before it was too late.

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I know that death for younger people never seems natural to anyone but it is not impossible. People die everyday of all ages due to heart problems, aneurisms, blood clots, etc. Things we never expect. Things no one ever sees coming. How horrible that we live in a society where the death of a young person can not be simply an unforeseen, unpreventable, tragedy. Babies, children, teens, adults...die all the time and many times there is no one to blame. No one is a fault...that's what natural causes means. Is it naturl to us wo try everything in our power to cheat death? No. But it's natural. Life and death are natural to the lifecycle... we just seem to forget that nature is not perfect, we were born defective and we never know when those defects will claim us.
It is also horrible to say that her husband is fat, ugly, etc. why should that matter. If she marries hot typical hollywood she's shallow, but if she married outside of that he must have drugged her to keep her. Maybe they were people with mutual understanding and true love. Maybe she thought he was as beautiful as well. It's nice to see you must all be super models, date super models and no one ever questions why you're dating someone not so "attractive" or questioning those who date you and wonder why they are with you when they can definitely do much better than you!!
I hope it all turns out to be natural and purely health issues. But, did it ever occur to you that maybe the idea of an autopsy cutting through the body of his beautiful wife was too much for him? Do you guys know what an autopsy looks like, the scars, etc. Do you know what it's like for a family to see that as they go in to dress their family members?!! Think with your hearts people, not always with the defensive accusations or paranoia we create in this society!!!

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