Actress Brittany Murphy died early Sunday morning at the age of 32 from a cardiac arrest. She died while being transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. Brittany Murphy went into cardiac arrest, could not be revived and was pronounced dead on arrival.
To some one that appeared to have a troubled life recently, may Brittany Murphy finally rest in peace.
Brittany Murphy, Rest in Peace
Brittany Murphy acting career included such popular films as “Clueless,” “8 Mile,” and “Don’t Say a Word.” I had forgot that Brittany Murphy did the voice over of Luanne Platter in over 200 episodes of King of the Hill.
According to TMZ, a 911 was made at 8:00 AM from the Los Angeles home that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack. They are also reporting that Brittany Murphy’s mom discovered her unconscious in the shower.
There is a police investigation into the death of Brittany Murphy.
The AP is reporting that Murphy appears to have died from natural causes. Natural causes? A 32 year old dies of a cardiac arrest and it is assumed natural causes. Bizarre.
However, this is rather peculiar … according to TZM, Murphy’s husband did not want an autopsy preformed. Why would that be?
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.
This story hardly seems as cut and dry as a death by natural causes. Some thing just does not seem right. TMZ has also reported that several prescription drugs were found in the home, Murphy suffered from Type II Diabestes and Murphy was taking prescription meds for flu-like symptoms.
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.
Continue to follow the case to TMZ.com.