Brittany Murphy Dies of Heart Attack

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Actress Brittany Murphy is dead after tragically falling into full cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived by medical personnel, according to reports.

The New Jersey native was only 32 years old.

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

A 911 call was made at 8:00 a.m. from a home in Los Angeles that is believed to be owned by her husband, Simon Monjack, the L.A. Fire Department said.

Murphy, whose film credits include Clueless, 8 Mile and Don't Say a Word, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was pronounced dead on arrival.

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy (1977-2009) passed away this morning.

While the circumstances resulting in Murphy's cardiac arrest are not known at this time, the actress' young age is bound to raise plenty of suspicions and questions.

Brittany wed Simon Monjack in May 2007, after which she has largely been absent from the spotlight. Her last big films were Sin City (2005) and Happy Feet (2006).

It's far too early to speculate about any drug use being involved, but Monjack himself was just hospitalized after a bizarre incident at LAX airport November 30.

We'll keep you posted as more details become available ...

UPDATE, 5:00 p.m. EST: According to TMZ, Brittany's mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. When paramedics arrived, they quickly determined Murphy was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR.

The paramedics continued CPR en route to the hospital, but Murphy was unresponsive and pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The LAPD has launched an investigation.

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. EST: Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on her.

His reasoning for that request is not known. However, despite Monjack's wishes, the L.A. County Coroner's office will in fact perform an autopsy on Murphy.

Murphy's mom apparently told paramedics that Brittany had a history of diabetes. It is unclear if that's true, or if it contributed to her death in some way.

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m. EST: According to the L.A. County Coroner's Office, foul play is not suspected at this time. Some prescriptions were found in the house (what kinds, we don't know), and they will be examined in addition to the autopsy.

The toxicology tests will likely take several weeks.

Story developing ...

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why are so many celebrities dying and she died so soon
its just too hard to believe that brittany murphy died of a heart attack
im so sorry to find this out on THG. R.I.P. BRITTANY MURPHY
I LUV YOU
AND WILL ALWAYS BE A FAN

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any way who cares evantully she was going to die and its not like omg she was great she is a nomal actor to me

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she will be missed
rest in piece =(

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I hope some artist writes a song about/on Brittany, as to how good a person someone can be and how talented they can be, and how loved they can be...and die so young. She was beautiful all around. SOMEONE WRITE A SONG ABOUT HER!!! May God remember you, Brittany. You WILL be missed.

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what holyshit just heard it on the radio and was like wtf didnt believe it she was too young and so close to xmas thoughts are with her family

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I cannot believe she is gone. She was my favoriate actress. She will be missed

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Tragic. been a crude year for all it seems. very sad.

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R,I,P brittany
you were an amazing woman
my deepest condolences to your family
you will always be remembered
with love from Denmark

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Our prays our with the family. This has been a bad year for celebrities because seems that people are passing away earlier and earlier. We need to be aware of this.

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So young and beautiful!!(Actually I thought she was beautiful BEFORE she had all those plastic surgeries) This is soooooo sad!!! What is going on with celeberaties in 2009?? (Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Swayze, Ed McMahon, Steve Mcnair, and the list goes on!!!! This is scary!!! Brittany was sooooo talented! I will truly miss her Presence in films!