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Breaking! L.A. County Coroner Reports a Shocking Amount of Prescription Meds at Brittany Murphy’s House

Tue, December 22, 2009 1:38am EDT by 9 Comments


Could a cocktail of prescription medications have caused Brittany’s death?

An investigator’s report from the L.A. County Coroner’s office revealed a shocking account of Brittany Murphy’s last moments – and the unnatural amount of prescription drugs found at her house.

Brittany “had been complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain” for 7 to 10 days before her death, reports TMZ, but attributed the pain to menstrual cramps. According to the notes, from LA Investigator Blacklock, Brittany went into the bathroom on Sunday morning, shut the door and never came out. An hour later, her mother, Sharon, went to check on her and “discovered the decedent lying on the floor unresponsive.” Brittany’s husband, Simon Monjack, heard her mother’s screams, went to help and called 911. By the time the paramedics had arrived, Brittany was “without signs of life.”

Found on the scene, as per the Coroner’s report, were an unnatural amount of prescription meds in Brittany’s name, as well as many empty bottles in Simon’s, Sharon’s and unidentified names.

The medications included: Topamax (anti-seizure meds also to prevent migraines), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med), Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine (treats Diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Propranolol (hypertension, used to prevent heart attacks), Biaxin (antibiotic), Hydrocodone (pain med) and various vitamins. No alcohol containers or drugs were found.

Could Brittany’s death have been prevented?

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