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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we will always miss u girl.

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So young; so sad. We will miss you.

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Truely sad, I thought she was a great actress and loved her in everything I've seen her in! Clueless is one of my all time fav's :(

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this is so tragic.
she was an amzing actress, and one of my favorites.
my thoughts are with her family.
rest in peace brittany.

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Poor girl. She died so young.
There has to be some kind of mysterious circumstances.

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R.I.P UR 2 YOUNG TO DIE,U'LL ALWAYS BE IN UR FAMILY & FRIENDS HEART P.S CISSY WE LUV YA BRITTNEY.

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Okay, this article is so ignorant. Just because it says "Cardiac Arrest" does not mean one died of a heart attack. Cardiac arrests simply means heart stopped beating, that's the point when one is considered dead. Sheesh people, get your facts right.

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R.I.P Brittany Murphy..... She was an amazing actress... My sympothy goes to all of her family and friends...
She is now an ANGEL!!!!!

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This is crazy! Something is wrong here. I think old Con-Jack did something to her for the money.

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My Name is Brittany as well. Not that its important, i cant believe she is gone tho. May she Rest in Peace. Im sorry for her family and friends. She was a great actress who always made me laugh. She will surely be missed. -bows head-

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