Brittany Murphy:Death of Young Hollywood Starlett

Hollywood shocked and devastated by the death of actress Brittany Murphy on Sunday. Murphy was 32. Murphy was found on the shower  floor by her  mother.  Murphy lived West Hollywood with her husband British screenwriter Simon Monjack.

Her mother Sharon Murphy  found her daughter unconscious. Paramedics peformed life  saving CPR on Murphy. She taken to Cedar-Sinai  Medical Center in Los Angeles. She pronounced dead at the hospital. Initial cause of  death natural causes as a result of a heart attack.

Los Angeles County Ed Winter, Assistant Chief Coroner for Los Angeles County, said drugs or  foul was ruled out.  However, the coroner office will do autopsy on Murphy on Monday.

Murphy,  who stared in such hits including “Clueless” with Alicia Silverstone, “Sin City”,  “Just Married”  with former boyfriend Ashton Kutcher and was the  voice  Luann  Platter of  FOX Broadcasting Network series “King of the Hill”

Reaction from the entertainment industry was quick:

Rocker Fred Durst said: RIP Brittany Murphy. What a sweet human being. My prayers are with her friends and family.’

Actress Alicia Sliverstone who co-star with Murphy in “Clueless” said: “I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together.”

‘I feel love in my heart for her – and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad.’

The (London) Daily Mail has more.

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