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Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

MURPHY Actress Brittany Murphy died early today after going into cardiac arrest, law enforcement sources said. Los Angeles city firefighters responded to "a medical request" at Murphy's home in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road in West Hollywood. Murphy, 32, was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Murphy starred in films including "Clueless," "8 Mile" and "Don't Say a Word."

-- Duke Helfand

Photo: Brittany Murphy at a Cannes Film Festival screening in 2005. Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images

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it was just like a nightmare, i couldn't believe her death, but i know everyone die this day or another, it's hard to accept this lost in hollywood, very hard and i couldn't stop my tears for her , she was more than a star, britanny will still in our hearts always and forever......i am so sorry for her family especially her mother.

Heart attacks at 32 years old are not unheard of, ever heard of Long QT syndrome? Maybe google it and educate yourself instead of making wild guesses about this poor girls sudden death.

RIP Suspicious husband dont want an autopsy performed.. Did she have a squeky image she perfected they trying to hide like Tiger and she got busted like tiger?? I love her in clueless .sad at this time of year..My prayers go out to her family and friends..Hope it wasent drugs ..u know how the media will be all over that..

"Heart attacks at 32 years old are not unheard of, ever heard of Long QT syndrome? Maybe google it and educate yourself instead of making wild guesses about this poor girls sudden death."


I am soo upset by Brittanys death, I loved her personality and her zest for life. Brittany was my favorite actress she always made me laugh and her smile was so very contagious. God bless her and her family, we have lost somebody special.

great tributes to a wonderful lady

she will be missed, her voice makes me melt

paying tribute to her here;


The entertainment industry just produces one drug casualty after the other, and everyone thinks celebrity stardom is so wonderful!

I feel awful to be reading the news and that must be so traggic to read that she died. Rest in peace you will be blessed in my will.

I normally do not care for Hollywood at all. I am a Christian and rarely watch TV. However, I did like Brittany. She was a good actress and I thought she would be a good friend to people. She had a special way about her. She made me laugh. I am so sorry for her mother whom she loved deeply. You could just tell she loved her Mom. I will miss her a lot. I sure hope that she was not using drugs. There should be one person in Hollywood that cares about people who are in trouble.

It is sad to realize that such a cute and potentially great actress like her would die in such an untimely death. I enjoy all her movies and even enjoyed "happy feet" with my kids. I know she is in a better place. I sincerest and deepest condolance to her family.


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