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Murphy Sick and Vomiting Just Before She Died

12/21/2009 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany MurphyBrittany Murphy was very ill in the hours before she went into cardiac arrest and died, sources tell TMZ.

We're told Murphy was taking prescription meds for flu-like symptoms she had been experiencing for several days. We're told Murphy began vomiting early Sunday morning and told family members she was feeling very ill.

Sources say various prescriptions were found in the home -- written for Brittany Murphy, husband Simon Monjack, and Brittany's mom. One source says, "There were a lot ... a lot of prescriptions in the house."

Law enforcement sources tell us Murphy collapsed in the bathroom and somehow ended up in the shower ... there was, we're told, a significant amount of vomit in the immediate area.

We're also told authorities did not find illegal drugs in the house, but Murphy was definitely taking various prescription meds.

Sources say her condition and the meds could have triggered a heart attack, but it's too early to know. An autopsy will be performed Monday or Tuesday. We reported earlier Monjack did not want an autopsy but ultimately it's the Coroner's call.

Brittany MurphyAs we first reported, Brittany Murphy's mother told paramedics her daughter suffered from diabetes. We're told it was type 2 diabetes and people involved in the case doubt her condition caused her death.

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181.

Beth    

To poster 183, who wanted to know why if it looked like natural causes, why the investigation:to rule out or find things out for definite sure, possibly for insurance purposes on death certificate. As I stated in an earlier comment, my ex husband died from diabetes and he was just 39. It is very likely that could possibly be the case here too...but they usually investigate to rule out any causes. When my ex passed away, everyone KNEW it was diabetes that killed him but they investigated anyway, just to make sure it wasn't a murder or some other reason, so I'm assuming it's just standard procedure here in this case too. I am not saying this is the case here, but what IF there was foul play involved? If they just go, "oh, she had the flu and diabetes, that's what did it" when someone might have possibly poisoned her, then someone would get away with murder. Like with Michael Jackson when he died, everyone knew he wasn't in the best of health but yet his death turned out to be ruled as homicide. So this is a question that's a no brainer: to make sure they can clear innocent people of suspicion, and nail the guilty ones IF it comes to that. ALL deaths are considered to be crime scenes until proven otherwise.

1582 days ago
182.

POSH, eva    

so sad ;(
my freind told me today: ' Eva do you know, Brittany Murphy is dead? , I asked her i don't know her, and she says me : 'she made a sex with eminem in ''8 mills '' film' and i just have known who was BRITTANY MURPHY. xd when she told me that such a sad information, we decided to play traunt to the MC donald in poland.
not to school .. i hate my mathe teacher and i'm very happy becouse 'from? ' 3 days i get a Christmasssss haaahaa and i haven't to go to school and look at that bitch who lern me mathe xdddd ok finally i i HAVE TO go to my shoop with LAUBOTINESS shoes ohh yeee this is that. it's make my humor feel good
ciał amore mijo ;**************** sorry if i made a mistakes :D:D
by POSH :)

1582 days ago
183.

albi    

as unfortunate as this is, the media can finally drive away their focus from Woods.

1582 days ago
184.

Coma2008    

"Murphy was taking prescription meds for flu-like symptoms she had been experiencing for several days. We're told Murphy began vomiting early Sunday morning and told family members she was feeling very ill." (source TMZ)

Simple, it was H1N1 ! And you want an autopsy for H1N1 ???

1582 days ago
185.

Richard    

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1582 days ago
186.

michaelacarterallen    

...this happened to me.....her body began rejectin the pills but still needed themto not detox....bt she couldnt hold them down anymore and went into pill detox which is a very sickening, diarrea ect episode...im sure her eart gave out during this ...AS COUNTRY..WE NEED TO ADDRESS RX PILL ABUSE...S MANY FAMILIES AND PEOPLE ARE DYING....IM SAD ABOUT THIS.

1582 days ago
187.

POSH, eva    

Ale jeśli mam mówić serio, to straszne jest to, co się dowiedziałam..
nigdy bym nie pomyślała, że dziewczyna, która grała w 8 mili czy nowożeńcach tak szybko mogłaby odejść .. to jest straszne..
nie chce mi się wierzyć,
dzisiaj byłam na wagarach xd nie chciało mi się oglądać tej głupiej pizdy, która uczy mnie MATEMATYKI ;d
kurwa xd ej i w ogóle idę po buty od kristiana lauboutina bo mam impreze w boxing day (1 święto) i wiecie xd trzeba się odwalić a co ;p dobra ja kończę może te buty poprawią mi humor;p
i sory jeśli zrobiłam błędy no ale co nie mieszkam w USA xd

BYE, cześć Wam :*

1582 days ago
188.

lilliputian    

I just heard a clip where Perez Hilton predicted Britt's death 2 weeks ago. Eerie!

I still believe however that she died as a result of a severe electrolyte imbalance, probably brought on by protracted vomiting, which cause a fatal heart arythmia.

1582 days ago
189.

Raoul Semehelian    

Rest in Peace. Despite all the mumblings about drugs, people should remember that vomiting often preceeds a heart attack. Her death may not be drug-related at all.

1582 days ago
190.

Ewwww    

When you consider how her character died in the bathroom shower in Girl Interrupted, the whole situation is so weird. It was a needless, untimely death. It's almost like life imitates art. Thoughts & prayers to her family.

1582 days ago
191.

janalal4    

When you consider how her character died in the bathroom shower in Girl Interrupted, the whole situation is so weird. It was a needless, untimely death. It's almost like life imitates art. Thoughts & prayers to her family.

Posted at 9:41AM on Dec 21st 2009 by Epiphany



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/21/brittany-murphy-cardiac-arrest-diabetes-vomit-autopsy-coroner/15#comments#ixzz0aKpgFoTz

Eeeee! Your right. I forgot about that scene in 'Girl Interupted'. That's just creepy!

1582 days ago
192.

Sue    

TMZ get your facts straight-a Heart attack and Cardiac Arrest are two differnt things!!!!

1582 days ago
193.

ald1968    

Didn't anyone learn anything from Michael's tragic death. Prescription meds can KILL YOU!! All these doctor's do is shop the stars. Has anyone thought that maybe Simon does not want an autopsy so that the media will leave them ALONE. Look what they did to the Jacksons. IT is a PRIVATE family matter, not something the public needs to know. If they want others to know they will go on Larry King. Enough said.

1582 days ago
194.

Brother Harold, S.J.    

I SUPPOSE WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL THAT NO PICTURES OF THE VOMIT HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE INTERNET--THUS FAR!

1582 days ago
195.

janalal4    

219. Didn't anyone learn anything from Michael's tragic death. Prescription meds can KILL YOU!! All these doctor's do is shop the stars. Has anyone thought that maybe Simon does not want an autopsy so that the media will leave them ALONE. Look what they did to the Jacksons. IT is a PRIVATE family matter, not something the public needs to know. If they want others to know they will go on Larry King. Enough said.

Posted at 9:54AM on Dec 21st 2009 by Garf



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/21/brittany-murphy-cardiac-arrest-diabetes-vomit-autopsy-coroner/15#c24113680#ixzz0aKrxLXHe

LOL! If the media handled everything as a 'private, family matter' what would Harvey & TMZ do with themselves?? 'Ca-ching'-Hollywoods sad tragedies are his cash register, sad to say.

1582 days ago
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