Brittany Murphy Dies at 32 — Latest Updates on the Terrible Tragedy

Mon, December 21, 2009 8:00am EDT by 2 Comments

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Here are all the latest developments in the devastating situation.

The world was stunned Sunday, Dec. 20, with the news of Brittany Murphy‘s death, and from the moment the news broke more information has emerged.

Reports from this morning:

  1. Brittany was “sick and vomiting” in the hours before she died of cardiac arrest, reports TMZ. Brittany’s mother told paramedics rhat Brittany suffered from type 2 diabetes.What’s more, says TMZ, Brittany was taking prescription medicine for”flu-like symptoms” and had told family members she was “very ill” over the weekend.
  1. Coroner’s Capt. John Kades tells People that “foul play is not suspected at this time because there were no outward signs of trauma or other injuries.”
  2. “The family is very distraught,” Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for L.A. County, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. This was just a short time after Brittany’s mom, Sharon, returned home.
  1. Brittany’s family released this statement to HollywoodLife.com: “The sudden loss of our beloved Brittany is a terrible tragedy. She was our daughter, our wife, our love and a shining star. We ask you to respect our privacy at this time.”
  2. Coroner’s Capt. John Kades tells People that “foul play is not suspected at this time because there were no outward signs of trauma or other injuries.”
  3. “The family is very distraught,” Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for L.A. County, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. This was just a short time after Brittany’s mom, Sharon, returned home.
  4. Brittany Murphy’s husband, screenwriter/ director Simon Monjack , told the hospital staff that he didn’t want an autopsy performed on Brittany, according to TMZ, but the L.A. County Coroner’s Office has announced that nevetheless an autopsy will be performed on Mon or Tues.
  5. A source tells HollywoodLife.com that Simon was holed up in their home, crying and shaking his head this afternoon. A bodyguard, several family members and a coroner were also present.
  6. We looked back one month ago, to when Simon had a health scare his own
  7. Sadly,  Brittany looked extremely skinny at a Dec. 1 event in Hollywood. Celebrities, including Brittany’s ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, have been tweeting their condolences and sharing their thoughts on Brittany.
  8. Brittany was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m.
  1. A neighbor of Brittany told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Brittany looked yellow when paramedics arrived.
  1. Paramedics reportedly performed CPR on Brittany when it was determined she was in full cardiac arrest.
  2. Though it hasn’t been confirmed, TMZ reports that Brittany’s mom, Sharon Murphy, found her unconscious in the shower.
  3. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an 8 a.m. call from the home of Brittany’s husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack.

As always, we’ll have more information for you as the story unfolds.

Get More on Brittany Murphy:

  1. Exclusive! A Visibly Upset Brittany Murphy’s Husband Mourns Inside Their Home — And Strangely Opposes An Autopsy
  2. Ashton Kutcher, You Must Be Especially Heartbroken Over Losing Brittany Murphy
  3. Sadly, Brittany Murphy Was Looking Dangerously Thin Just A Few Weeks Ago
  4. Exclusive! Neighbor: Brittany Murphy Looked Yellow When Paramedics Arrived
  5. Brittany Murphy’s Husband, Simon Monjack, Had His Own Hospital Scare A Month Ago
  6. Brittany Murphy: A Look Back Through Photos. We At HollywoodLife.com Give Our Deepest Sympathies To Brittany’s Family.
  7. Brittany Murphy, You Managed To Accomplish So Much In Your Short Career! A Retrospective
  8. Brittany Murphy Dies At 32

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Colin Cody

Posted at 5:51 PM on December 21, 2009  

Did she have her passport? I hope so because I would like to meet her in heaven. She seemed to be a little cutie.

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littlemissT

Posted at 2:12 PM on December 21, 2009  

this is SO sad… loved her in clueless, she was my fave

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