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Brittany Murphy Death - 'Preventable'

2/4/2010 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany Murphy's Cause of DeathSources involved in Brittany Murphy's autopsy tell TMZ her death was "preventable."

Sources say the primary causes of Murphy's death were pneumonia and severe anemia. L.A. County Coroner officials believe Brittany's condition was "treatable" but no one took her to the hospital in time.

As for the multiple drugs found in her system, we're told they were both prescription, including medicine for cramps, and over-the-counter medications, including cough syrup. Our sources say the drugs "pushed her over the line" but the underlying problems were the pneumonia and anemia.

In other words, Brittany was really sick, didn't get treatment and by self-medicating it pushed her over the line.


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D$    

so sad. she will be missed

1685 days ago
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dana    

Shame on those that blamed it on Coke, etc, she just didn't go to the doc, we are all guilty of that at times.

RIP

1685 days ago
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Hates Conan like crap    

Brittany's cause of death was that she was married to a total frigging a-hole.

1685 days ago
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Hates Conan like crap    

I blame her husband. He's a really creepy dude.

1685 days ago
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hmmm..    

Self-medicating is STUPID. Pneumonia is deadly. No joke.

1685 days ago
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Robyn    

Wow, this scares me because I'm have anemia too. Eeks!! Time to start eating meat again.

1685 days ago
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Brad    

What is Anemais? some type of std or something?! Ewwwww

1685 days ago
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MNgirl    

Can anemia be a sign of anorexia?

1685 days ago
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juschillen    

When someone is always jacked up on some kind of med, it's hard to tell when they are really sick....because they always seem sick (high). Don't blame those around her for what she voluntarily did to herself.

1685 days ago
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Josie    

Pneumonia can be a silent killer and anemia can make you really weak. I cannot believe that her husband or her mother did not take her to a physician. It was obvious apparently that she was not feeling well. I would not just sick back and watch someone I loved very much wither and die....and that is EXACTLY what they did. They should have called 911 hours earlier. That is ashame and very sad. She was so sparkly and one of the most talented and vivacious movie stars of today. She had a natural beauty and glow like the old time movie stars of yesteryears that you do not see in alot of actresses today. She had it all......she could sing and she could act and she was absolutely beautiful. A shining star. We will definitely miss Brittany. She was just blossoming.

1685 days ago
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jr    

This is really really sad. I think we've all self medicated during while fighting a flu or cold. RIP Brittany.

1685 days ago
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Rita    

I guess the stupid mom and husband didn't care enough about the cash cow to take of her. Stupid death.

1685 days ago
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London not England    

#6-OhWell....

OHwell you IGNORANT SLUT....

Anemia is an iron deficiency that causes a lot of people to be weak and have to take supplements ....
Add other things to that, and you have a dangerous condition...
Most people are born with this, but don't realize it until they get older...
WHO DID YOU SLEEP WITH TO GET THIS BLOG!?!?!?!?!?

1685 days ago
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hahahaha!    

I wonder what the two prescriptions actually were? What doctor gives you pain meds for cramps but not iron supplements? Was she even having her period or was she just in the habit of taking the pain meds everyday. Most people wouldn't take pain meds and cough medicines together anyway. It's too bad, and very sad... drugs did kill her.

1685 days ago
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Annie    

anemia is lack of iron. Heavy periods can sometimes make it worse or help cause anemia. As for not going to the Doctor for treatment of the pneumonia sooner I think a lot of people put off those visits because they think they can get better on their own using otc medicines. My husband won't go until I make him go!

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