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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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jp    

Could have been n1h1 virus.sounds alot lie the symtoms
all of canada is being vaccinated

1766 days ago
17.

Mandy    

I feel bad that there is so much speculation and "It was drugs! It was the flu!"
I think everyone should focus on the fact that someone's daughter, someone's best friend, someone's wife, someone's sister, someone's granddaughter, someone's niece, just died.

1766 days ago
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bka62223    

TMZ.... PLEASE remove post #8. There are just some very sick individuals in this world and this post has no business being part of the response to this tragic death. PEOPLE... have some respect!!!

1766 days ago
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Makenna    

Medications are very dangerous. Many of them cannot be mixed, so it's possible it was a bad side effect from mixed meds. Doctors are often careless giving meds that should not be mixed with other medications.

Antibiotics are a very big one that do not go with other meds.

1766 days ago
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so sad RIP    

I hate to say this but the way TMZ wrote that article are they trying to say suicide covertly.

Large amount of pills, no reason she's in shower, heavy vomiting around, husband doesn't want autopsy.

Weird the husband was sick a couple weeks ago.

1766 days ago
21.

Chris    

Type 2 diabetes is caused from being overweight. Type 1 an autoimmune disease. So I doubt she had diabetes. Just sad story. I'm sure the ugly details will come out soon!
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Jenny, Type 2 is NOT always associated with body weight. I'm sure of that.

1766 days ago
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tannabgood    

If it wasn't diabetes could she have had some other underlying condition? Was she really that unhealthy in general? Or could she have been overdoing the prescription meds? A bit of both? How else could someone die from "flu-like" symptoms?

Too many questions. Any good answers out there?

1766 days ago
23.

Princess    

This is all sad. She seems like she was a sweet girl. She was very thin after she did that movie with EmEm.

Ana is a nightmare.

1766 days ago
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DooDooPeePeeCaaCaa    

She already hung herself in "Girl Interuppted". Duh !!!

1766 days ago
25.

steve66673745    

TIGER WOODS IS IN THE CLEAR.ITS AS IF IT NEVER HAPPEND....

see how the media works?

1766 days ago
26.

Bobbi    

Unless there is an accident or a very serious chronic disease or cancer, no one dies at 32,,,

1766 days ago
27.

coreyisdead    

I'm ready to Bet that the among the "PRESCRIPTIONS/ LEGAL DRUGS" she was taking are OXICONTIN, but hey as long they are prescription its OK and legal, lets focus on a fake war on drugs while large Pharma Co who's rich share holders are in part the same crooks running Washington. WHAT A SHAME , get busted with some weed 3 times and spend 25 years in jail, prescribe pills and you are considered a Hero or a respectable member of society

1766 days ago
28.

ewamaria    

Severe vomiting alone can cause a heart attack. So sad, such a young girl and she actually had talent and stayed out of the dumb Hollywood scene. Lord knows we need more of those not less. RIP

1766 days ago
29.

Makenna    

Becoming violently ill with puking is not uncommon before a fatal heart attack.

1766 days ago
30.

SuperChic    

I agree with the comment from gg.
Why do people have to be so rude and heartless these days? Just because we have the ability to voice our opinion in these comment sections doesn't mean that we don't need to respect the dead and have reverence for their life and contributions to our society. If that was your sister, mother, friend, these comments would not be ok. Have some respect from a humane perspective.

Regardless of how Murphy passed away, her talent will be missed.
I send her family condolences in this untimely news of her passing.

1766 days ago
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