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Brittany Murphy Dies

Brittany MurphyBrittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived, multiple sources tell TMZ.

She was 32.

A 911 call was made at 8:00 AM from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack, the Los Angeles City Fire Department tells TMZ.

We're told Murphy was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her time of death was listed as 10:04 AM.

Murphy starred in such films as "Clueless," "8 Mile," and "Don't Say a Word." Murphy was reportedly fired from last film, "The Caller," after reports she was problematic on set.

UPDATE 3:11 PM ET -- Sources tell TMZ Brittany Murphy's mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. We're told when paramedics arrived, they quickly determined Murphy was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR. They continued CPR in route to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center -- several miles away -- and Murphy was unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

We're told the LA County Coroner's is picking up Murphy's body from Cedars later today and will launch a death investigation.

UPDATE 4:00 PM ET -- We're also told the LAPD has launched a death investigation.

UPDATE 4:07 PM ET -- A rep for Murphy tells TMZ, "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy."

UPDATE 5:21 PM ET -- Two LAPD officers were just spotted going into Murphy's home.

UPDATE 5:34 PM ET -- A neighbor of Brittany's tells TMZ she saw Brittany getting taken out on a stretcher with paramedics performing CPR. The neighbor said Brittany "looked dead."

Story developing ...

http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/20/brittany-murphy-dies-cardiac-arrest/



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Brittany Murphy's Husband Doesn't Want Autopsy

Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife, multiple sources tell TMZ.

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy

We're told, however, despite Monjack's wishes, the L.A. County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy on Murphy. As we first reported, Murphy went into cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived.

TMZ has also learned Brittany Murphy's mother, who found Murphy unconscious in the shower and called 911, told paramedics her daughter had a history of diabetes. We have not been able to confirm if Murphy did indeed have diabetes, and if so, whether it contributed to her death.

UPDATE 8:00 PM ET
-- Ed Winter from the L.A. County Coroner's Office tells TMZ foul play is not suspected at this time. Some prescriptions were found in the house, but he wouldn't say what kind, and they will be examined as well. Toxicology tests will be performed, which could take up to six weeks.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/20/brittany-murphy-simon-monjack-autopsy-death/



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Actress Brittany Murphy Dies Aged 32

9:26pm UK, Sunday December 20, 2009

Neal Walker, Sky News Online

Actress Brittany Murphy has died aged 32, a Los Angeles hospital spokesman has confirmed.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre spokeswoman Sally Stewart would not provide a cause of death, or any other information.

Murphy's publicist, Nicole Perna, released a statement regarding her death.

"In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support," she said. "It is their wish that you respect their privacy."

Website TMZ.com says Murphy suffered a cardiac arrest at a home listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack.

TMZ sources say the 32-year-old actress' mother discovered her unconscious in the shower.

The website says that when paramedics arrived, they quickly determined Murphy was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR.

They continued CPR en route to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre. Murphy was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

LA County Coroner's Office is expected to launch an investigation.

Jeanne Wolf, Editor of Parade Magazine, told Sky News that Murphy suffered from a heart murmur.

"This is a girl who was so full of life," she said. "She lit up the room when she entered. To think of her dying so young is very, very sad."

Murphy starred in 'Clueless' and '8 Mile'.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/Actress-Brittany-Murphy-Dies-Following-Cardiac-Arrest/Article/200912315505404?lpos=Showbiz_News_Carousel_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15505404_Actress_Brittany_Murphy_Dies_Following_Cardiac_Arrest



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Last Photo of Brittany Murphy
Posted on Dec 20, 2009 @ 01:42PM

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This is the last known photo of Brittany Murphy.

The actress tragically passed away Sunday morning from a cardiac arrest.

BREAKING NEWS DETAILS: Brittany Murphy Dead

The last photo was taken December 3 at the Tt Collection Pop-Up party in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Brittany Murphy Through the Years

Brittany co-hosted the event with Tt designer Tiffany Saidnia.

Brittany looked chic and beautiful in her all black ensemble and her long dark hair.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/12/last-photo-brittany-murphy



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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 is will be performed Monday or Tuesday. We reported earlier Monjack did not want an autopsy but ultimately it's the Coroner's call.

As 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.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/20/brittany-murphy-cardiac-arrest-diabetes-vomit-autopsy-coroner/



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Brittany Murphy's Husband Tells PEOPLE: 'We Want to Know Why We Lost Our Baby'

Tuesday December 22, 2009 10:30 AM EST

Brittany Murphy's Husband Tells PEOPLE: 'We Want to Know Why We Lost Our Baby' | Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjak

A "devastated" Simon Monjack tells PEOPLE his wife Brittany Murphy did not overdose on drugs and did not suffer from an eating disorder.

"These rumors that she was anorexic? It's crazy – she was slim, but that was her natural physique," Monjack tells PEOPLE. "This is what's killing all of us? How did it happen? Her mum, myself and her family – we want to know why we lost our baby."

During a sometimes tear-filled interview, an exhausted Monjack, 39, who hasn't slept since his mother-in-law found his wife collapsed in the bathroom early Sunday, said all he knows is what doctors told him at the hospital: She
died of cardiac arrest, but they won't know details until after an autopsy. (A coroner's spokesperson says the results could take up to six weeks, for toxicology reports to be final.)

"My initial reaction to the autopsy was – they're going to cut her open – I couldn't bear it," Monjack said, weeping. "That would break her mother, but we realized we needed to know. I look forward to getting the results."

He added that his wife of three years did suffer from a heart murmur (mitral valve prolapse), which can cause fatigue, dizziness and irregular heartbeats – but is generally not life threatening. Murphy didn't require medication to treat it, says Monjack. But on Saturday, he says, his wife was ill, resting in bed all day suffering from laryngitis, which the actress treated with herbal tea, ginger and lemon.

"She was on herbal remedies that wouldn't speed up her heart," Monjack says. "There was nothing here that could endanger her; there was prescription medication in the house for her female time and some cough syrup. That was it."

Asked point-blank if a drug overdose was a possible cause of death, Monjack replied, "I can get rid of that one right now," he says.

Her Last Night

Last Saturday, the couple just relaxed in bed, watching three movies as Murphy prepared to cast her vote as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. They ordered Brittany's favorite takeout – Thai food – and ate soup prepared by Murphy's mother, Sharon, who has lived with them for 3½ years.

"She was tired and a little sad because she was sick," Monjack says about Brittany. "She wore her pink Beverly Hills Hotel robe and monkey pajamas. We saw It's Complicated, Public Enemies and The Princess and the Frog.

The couple were joined by Murphy's companion, a pet Maltese named Clara, a Christmas gift last year from Monjack that Murphy named after her favorite silent screen star, Clara Bow. "One of the saddest things is that Clara has looked everywhere for Brittany and can't find her," says Monjack.

Feeling 'Beyond Devastated'

Monjack, a photographer, first met Murphy on a photo shoot when she was 13 after she moved to Hollywood with her mother, Sharon. They began dating after being reintroduced at Murphy's 28th birthday party and married a year later.

"So many people have their views of us, but they never met us or sat down with us," he says. "I'm not perfect, but I don't think anyone is … I am feeling beyond devastated. I was in love with Brittany and Brittany with me."

The couple had plans for 2010: Brittany would continue to work, but she wanted to get pregnant. "She was an only child," says Monjack. "She wanted a baby. Her big dream next year was to have a child, and we talked about how he or she would look. She'd say, 'They'd better have your eyes and lips and my hair.' "

But Monjack did concede his wife was trying to get heavier. "She tried to gain weight but had one of those metabolisms – a high metabolism – but enjoyed food as much as anyone. I wish I could show all the receipts from the take out restaurants," he says.


Upset by Stories

"We are faced with this ridiculous reality that people out there believe she felt, 'Oh, poor me, I'm fat, I'm thin.' Brittany didn't see beauty as a physical thing, which I'm bloody lucky for," he said with a laugh. "I know there was a disparity in how we looked and I'm no movie star, but she always saw the person."

Monjack says he has been upset by some of the published reports. "It's horrible – the death of a beautiful young woman, a Hollywood icon; it has to be explained. It just can't be a tragic accident," he says, trying to explain the headlines. "We don't want to accept that a beautiful young wife and daughter woke up one morning and died a tragic death."

But he's most worried about his mother-in-law. "I don't know if she will ever recover, and I know when she reads all this nonsense about her son-in-law and her deceased daughter, her heart is breaking. She has lived with us and saw the love and support. I hope she stays – I can't imagine my life without Sharon – she's my link to Brittany."

Monjack says Brittany's family arrived in town Monday and that funeral plans are pending.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20332369,00.html

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