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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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Hello, MJ, Anna Nichole, Heath Ledger... it wasn't 'drugs' because they were prescribed to her by licensed doctors.... what a bunch of BS.. Hollywood Docs need to be held account able. You can't take 'em if you don't have a script. How many patients have to OD before celeb docs are held accountable for blindly filling scripts??

1768 days ago


79. Brittny Murphy?
As a Medical researcher with Army CDC- Iv recently discovered that (flu-shots) of anykind are more dangerous to "diabetics" than (non-diabetics) due to the poor recovery rate of diabetics who's natural immune system is always below the common "immunity scale". Brits death was un-intential death due to the doctor who ignored the fact of her "diabetic condition."

Posted at 12:40AM on Dec 21st 2009 by Lonnie Craig

Medical Researcher with the Army, I guess that means you went too a two week course on first aid.

1768 days ago


her symptoms befor dying sound alot like the h1n1 swine flu virus...

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I'm pretty sure that being an activist for marijuana legalization does NOT make one an uncredible source.

Not matter what, she is right - people are making too much assumptions, too soon. No matter what ends of being right, pretending that you know everything and passing judgement is just hurting you more than anyone else.

This is why I don't visit celebrity websites; it's depressing to see that way that people behave.

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I do feel that the scene on the airplane with the sleazebag husband and Brittney's death somehow ARE related! Like I said, LAPD need to examine the husband's actions, carefully, oh so carefully in the days leading up to Brittney's death-but the toxicology reports will tell the story.

1768 days ago

Cara & Diana S.    

We were so shocked and saddened to hear about this today. Our family has only a small group of celebrities we adore, and Britney was one of them. We just saw her a couple weeks ago on TMZ, when she was at the airport with her husband, waiting in line to get through security, and we were remarking about how precious she looked, as always.

She was such a beautiful and talented young actress, and you almost didn't recognize her as she switched between such different looks and roles, from her portrayal as the goofy Tai in Clueless, to that of a disturbed girl in Don't Say A Word, to hosting SNL, to the unique and hilarious voice she invented as Luanne on King of the Hill, a show we watch in reruns almost every night.

But what stood out most about her was her sweet and humble nature in interviews. She never lost sight of her modest beginnings or the importance of her family, especially her mom. You didn't get to see her that much in movies or the media, but when you saw her, you always smiled. She was like a real-life doll, with those big brown eyes, adorable giggly laugh, and bubbly anything-goes personality. She was a breath of fresh air in a business otherwise known for big egos and overexposed people. In her short time here, she had really worked hard and made a neat life for herself.

While we believe everything happens for a reason and everyone has their time, this just seems so unfair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. We will miss her so much.

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YES VERY TRUE.... look into the husband..... I have read all that and her odd behaviour on her balcony, screaming of gun shots!!! there is so much more to this story, for sure!

1768 days ago


swine flu?

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I've been thinking for a long time that doctors either don't know CRAP about how to take care of people with medication, because they prescribe too much and too many kinds (prescriptions that should not be used by one person at the same time), OR they just don't GIVE a crap because to them, they are successful the minute they can con you into accepting the prescription in the first place. The BIG PHARMA reps will always pat such doctors on the back and give them bonus money if they can generate sales. This death of such a beautiful and charming young woman, loaded to the hilt with medications is OUTRAGEOUS. Puke all over the floor? Surely there were signs before that, that she wasn't being dealt with properly. This is such an angering bit of news! No, Brittany obviously didn't pass away unknowingly and in comfort, it looks like she went in a wretching agony and in very awkward pain and abandonment by the medical system. I think Brittany's doctor needs to have his license reviewed and if guilty of sloppy prescribing, has his license taken away. Or is it in LA, where Michael Jackson's doctor can still practice? Can you believe that horrific creep still sees patients! "Oh, just a little propofol here and there will fix you up, surely, now just take this note to the pharmacy and I'll get another free golf membership!" Where the hell are the Retribution Police when you need them? Obviously neither the LAPD or whatever medical body overseeing doctors has any sense of capacity or responsibility.

1768 days ago

lee ottenbros    

my sister is type2 diabetic and she at a young age suffered a massive heart of the symtoms was vomiting prior to the heart is abhorable that speculation of illegal drugs are involved..have respect for her and her brittany.

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Didn't she have a jewish wedding? If that is their religion, and I believe it is, that is probably why her husband didn't want the autopsy. Many cultures have different beliefs the body should not be violated after death. What a terrible time of the year and such a young life cut short, very sad! It's so sad to see so many assuming the worst.

1768 days ago

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Hoping that it wasn't prescription drugs otherwise you'll have the Jacko fans here professing her innocence like they profess Jacko's innocence in posts like this:

584. To the poster who said we would not do anything if we saw MJ
molesting children: You know what, you're right! Because if MJ was
molesting kids, that could only mean that, for some reason that we
might not be able to understand, God determined that it was really
okay to molest kids. And like I said, we might not be able to
understand it, but MJ would not do anything wrong and God would not
guide MJ to do anything wrong. If MJ did it, it must be okay and it's
up to us then to try to understand why it's okay. MJ was a good man
the best man and he would not do anything wrong.
Posted at 11:45AM on Dec 20th 2009 by Julie
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I'm beginning to think her husband has been no positive help at all during her ill health. She only weighed 100 pounds, so covering a floor with puke and crawling on her own to the shower, what kind of extreme ill health have we here? I've got to think Brittany just had no-one around who was of any help. It looks like her husband was maybe better at sucking the Cheesies and watching TV than noticing his wife was waltzing with the Grim Reaper FOR CRYING OUT LOAD. Then again maybe I'm wrong. Doctors are confidence tricksters and maybe her husband was duped as well as Brittany. The death scene just leaves this picture looking extremely unsettled; much investigation seems immediately called for. Autopsy lab results should help this out! At her young age, the scalpel may not have found much. Down we go to the chemical level...........

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to those of you attempting to implicate sm in his wife's murder bc he doesn't want an autopsy: miss murphy may have been a practicing non-denominational christian, but her husband was jewish. they married in a jewish ceremony, so obviously his religion is important to him. with two exceptions, jewish law proscribes what they see as mutilation of the body after death. as her husband, he has a right to express his wishes as to what happens to her remains, but because of her youth and the sudden nature of her death, there *has* to be an investigation.

hay-zus, but there are a lot of stupid and incredibly mean-spirited people in this world. i hope they don't require anyone's compassion any time soon.

1768 days ago


i loved her as luanne on king of the hill. she was truly one of a kind. rest in peace brittany

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