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.

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i can't belive that, i love her, she so cute, so sad to hear that..

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Nadja, don't forget about Farrah Fawcett, that was also sad and tragic. It is as though everyone is passing away, and my heart goes out to each and every one of their families, and to everyone even slightly affected by their deaths. What is the reason for this? I never would have thought that any of the recently passed stars would have died so soon. And each time one passes, I feel like I'm losing a little bit of my heart along with them...

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Rest In Peace Britney Was a Good Girl . .

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You will be missed forever.I really love her and her films.
Thanks for good acting.For her family,please know that I am very sad to hear the news.

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god has a plan for her, that y he take her.god bless her soul.

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Bright
Rest in peace
Imagnitive
Totoly loved
Talented
Awsome actress
Nice
Young and a sweet♥

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rest in peace Brittany Bright
shes in a better place now Rest in peace
sorry for her family and friends Imagnitve
rest in peace☻:0( im going 2 cry Totoly loved
Talented
Awsome actress
Nice
Young and a sweet♥

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this sugadaddy person is retarted! you will be missed britney!
rest in peace!

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she r dead? im fraked out, i think the world is going crazy shes died? noooooo! please come bake for me.god why her? why not some other people on my mind i dont wana mention names! the words are not helpung me i dont knowww what to say! as jahova is my witness ill see you on day in havean wittney!

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Just FYI authors of this article. Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different things. So sad to see her go...

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