Murphy passed away on Sunday after reportedly being found unconscious at her Hollywood home. A spokesperson for Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center confirmed the tragic news, but refused to give any details surrounding the cause of her death.
According to TMZ.com, Murphy could not be revived by paramedics and was pronounced dead on arrival.
And amid a flurry of tributes on the internet, Murphy's former lover Kutcher - who dated the star for a year before they split in 2003 - took time to remember his ex, and pass on his condolences to her family.
On his Twitter.com page, Kutcher writes, "2day (sic) the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon."
He also added a special note to Murphy herself in a separate post: "See you on the other side kid."
The L.A. Coroner’s office has reportedly launched an investigation into Murphy's death, with online speculation suggesting she passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. »
Actress Brittany Murphy has died at the age of 32, Los Angeles hospital officials have confirmed.
According to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Sally Stewart, Murphy died at 10:04 am local time on Sunday. Stewart would not provide a cause of death, or any further information.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 am from a home that is believed to belong to Murphy's husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack.
Online reports suggest Murphy died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Los Angeles home she shared with Monjack, where paramedics arrived after the actress' mother allegedly discovered her unconscious in the shower.
According to TMZ.com, Murphy could not be revived by paramedics and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The actress' publicist Nicole Perna confirms the tragedy, but has not elaborated on the circumstances surrounding Murphy's death, telling WENN, "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy."
Murphy's acting career began in the 1990s with small television, commercial and film roles. Her big break came when she landed a leading role in teen hit Clueless alongside Alicia Silverstone in 1995.
She is also well known for starring in Eminem's 8 Mile and comic-book adaptation Sin City.
The late star provided the voices for several animated characters, including Luanne Platter on more than 200 episodes of U.S. TV series King of the Hill and Gloria the penguin in 2006 film Happy Feet. That same year, she released the single Faster Kill Pussycat, which became a dance club hit.
She dated Ashton Kutcher and appeared as on-screen lovers with the hunk in 2003 comedy Just Married. The pair split the same year. She was later briefly engaged to production assistant Joe Macaluso in 2005, before marrying Monjack in a Jewish ceremony in 2007.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has launched an investigation into the cause of her death, reports RadarOnline.com. »
Alicia Silverstone is reacting to the death of her 'Clueless' co-star Brittany Murphy in a new interview. "I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together," Silverstone told People magazine following the news of Murphy's death, also saying, "I loved working with Brittany. She was so talented, so warm, and so sweet." "I feel love in my heart for her -- and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad," she noted. "I'm so saddened to hear this news," Silverstone also reflected. Silverstone and Murphy co-starred in 1995's 'Clueless,' a modern day update of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma set in Beverly Hills.
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Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy in Just Married Brittany Murphy, best know for her roles in Clueless and the Eminem vehicle 8 Mile, and for providing the voice of Luanne Platter in the hit TV series King of the Hill, died Sunday morning at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 32. According to various reports, the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Murphy (born in Atlanta on Nov. 10, 1977) began her show business career playing supporting roles on television series such as the Candice Bergen hit Murphy Brown, Almost Home, and Frasier. In addition to Clueless and 8 Mile, Murphy’s big-screen movies include Girl, Interrupted (1999), starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie; the romantic comedy Just [...] »
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Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife, multiple sources tell TMZ. We're told, however, despite Monjack's wishes, the L.A. County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy on Murphy. As we first reported, Murphy went into cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived.TMZ has also learned Brittany Murphy's mother, who found Murphy unconscious in »
According to numerous sources on the internet, Brittany Murphy died this morning of heart failure at the age of 32. Though mostly known for her mainstream roles in films such as Clueless, 8 Mile and Girl, Interrupted, her early career boasted such horror titles as Prophecy II and Cherry Falls.
Murphy had completed Something Wicked, a horror thriller set for release in 2010.
The Los Angeles times is reporting that the police have begun a preliminary investigation into the cause of death. More details will likely come during the week.
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Celebs are tweeting their reaction to the death of 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy. Ashton Kutcher, who co-starred with Murphy in 2003's 'Just Married,' tweeted, "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon ... see you on the other side kid." Other celebs tweeted: Jessica Simpson: "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones." Lindsay Lohan: "My deepest condolences go out to all of Brittany Murphy's loved ones & may she rest in peace....She was a great talent w/a beautiful soul xo." Solange Knowles: "I can't. Not Brittany Murphy." Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons of Run Dmc: "Cherish ur loved 1's..James 4:14 says, 'We're only here 4 a little while.' R.I.P Brittany Murphy. »
Actress Brittany Murphy, 32,who was looking forward to the upcoming year and talked only weeks ago about her desire to have a baby, was found dead in her Los Angeles home today (Dec. 20) of apparent cardiac arrest. Police are investigating what could be another Hollywood drug overdose. If so, she would be added to a growing list of celebrities who have died from drug overdoses. That list includes most famously Michael Jackson, Health Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and DJ Adam Goldstein. In all cases the drugs responsible were prescribed by a doctor. Her breakout roles include parts in 1999’s “Girl, Interrupted,” with Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, and Clea DuVall, “Clueless” (1995) and “8 Mile,” about rapper Eminem, for which she won critical acclaim. She will appear this year in Silvester Stallone's new movie. »
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Even Hollywood's bubbliest stars are weeping over the sudden death of Clueless actress Brittany Murphy. And, needless to say, they're Twittering those (often misspelled) tears. The star's ex-boyfriend, Ashton Kutcher, was one of the first to respond about the "little piece of sunshine," later adding, "see you on the other side, kid." "My deepest condolences go out to all of Brittany Murphy's loved ones & may she rest in peace," Lindsay Lohan says. "She was a great talent w/a beautiful soul. Xo." "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people," tweets Jessica Simpson. "My prayers are with her family and loved »
Another surprising and sad celebrity death today as 2009 draws to a close. Actress Brittany Murphy has passed away at the young age of 32 after a cardiac arrest. According to TMZ , her mother found her unconscious in the shower this morning and called 911. Paramedics tried to revive her en route to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival. An investigation into the exact cause of death is still on going. Murphy starred in such films as Clueless, Sin City and 8 Mile, among others. Although the quality of her acting gigs seemed to be declining as of late, she did have a role in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming action movie The Expendables. What are your favourite Brittany Murphy flicks?  http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/20/brittany-murphy-dies-cardiac-arrest/
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From MTV.Com: Brittany Murphy, the 32 year-old actress best known for energetic roles in "Clueless," "8 Mile" and "Sin City," died at 10:04 a.m. Pt on Sunday (December 20) in Los Angeles, a spokesperson for Cedars Sinai Hospital confirmed to MTV News. The spokesperson would not provide further details, but TMZ.com reported that the actress went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived. The Los Angeles Times reports that the city's police department has opened a preliminary investigation into Murphy's death.
A rep for the actress reportedly told TMZ: "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy."
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Actress Brittany Murphy passed away Sunday at the age of 32. Perhaps best known for her work in '8 Mile,' 'Girl, Interrupted,' and 'Clueless,' Murphy was a longtime industry veteran with dozens of credits. She first appeared on TV shows like "Kids Incorporated," "Drexell's Class," and "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," later starring on the big screen, appearing alongside actors including Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas and Ashton Kutcher. Her film credits in addition to those mentioned above include 'Sin City,' 'Little Black Book,' 'Just Married," "Don't Say a Word,' 'Riding in Cars with Boys,' 'Uptown Girls,' and 'Sidewalks of New York.' The actress was also the longtime voice of Hank Hill's niece Luanne Platter on Fox's "King of the Hill," and also voiced a character in the animated film 'Happy Feet.' Murphy said in a 2004 interview »
Kutcher co-starred with Murphy in the 2003 comedy-romance film "Just Married," and the two dated from 2002 to 2003.
After a few hours of incoming Tweets from fans offering condolences to his Twitter site, many asking for confirmation, Kutcher finally Tweeted:
"2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon."
He Tweeted again a more personal message to Brittany:
"see you on the other side kid."
Police are currently investigating her death.
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Brittany Murphy dies at 32
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Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit "Clueless" and rose to stardom in "8 Mile" before her movie roles declined in recent years, died Sunday in Los Angeles of what appeared to be natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. She was 32.
Murphy was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart said.
Murphy was transported to the hospital after the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. at the home she shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the Hollywood Hills.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Murphy apparently collapsed in the bathroom, and authorities were looking into her medical history.
An official cause of death may not be determined for some time, since toxicology tests will be required, but "it appears to be natural," Winter said. He said an autopsy »
As word spread about Brittany Murphy's death on Sunday, reactions ranging from shock to sadness also began circulating. Among those that were Tweeted: From Jessica Simpson: "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones."From Ashton Kutcher: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon." From Lindsay Lohan: "My deepest condonlences go out to all of Brittany Murphy's loved ones& may she rest in peace. »
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Brittany Murphy has died. The '8 Mile' actress reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home this morning (20.12.09) but emergency services were unable to revive her, reports gossip website TMZ. The 32 year-old actress - who was married to screenwriter Simon Monjack - was taken to the city's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival. According to reports, the 'Clueless' star was discovered unconscious in the shower at around 8am by her mother, who made the call to emergency services. Los Angeles' county coroner confirmed: "We do have a preliminary death report of a Brittany Murphy" coming from Cedars-Sinai." Shortly after the news was announced, Brittany's ex-boyfriend, Ashton Kutcher paid tribute to »
All the details on Brittany’s sudden and tragic passing
Brittany Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. this morning, according to a spokesperson from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Los Angeles Fire Department received and responded to a call at 8 a.m. from the home of Brittany’s husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack.
Los Angeles police officer Norma Eisenman says a full investigation is being launched to determine the cause of Brittany’s death, and investigators have already been sent to the actress’ West Hollywood home.
TMZ reports that Brittany was found unconscious in the shower by her mother, Sharon Murphy. Paramedics arrived and administered CPR as soon as it was that determined Brittany was in full cardiac arrest. She was then taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
In a statement, Brittany’s rep tells HollywoodLife.com: “In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. »
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Various sources broke the news this morning that actress Brittany Murphy has died. The 32-year old actress was found unconscious in the shower this morning by her mother, and was deemed to be in full cardiac arrest by paramedics who responded to the call. She was pronounced dead of a heart attack at 10:04am at La's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
As of 3pm Cst, the Lapd is said to have launched a death investigation, and a rep for Murphy's family told TMZ "In this time of sadness, the family thanks »
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As soon as reports of Brittany Murphy's death first surfaced at TMZ, tweets began flying toward Ashton Kutcher's Twitter account @aplusk. Fans began writing to Kutcher, "sorry for your loss," "Is it true Brittany Murphy died?" and "my condolences to you," as well as similar remarks. Kutcher co-starred with Murphy in the 2003 comedy-romance film "Just Married," and the two dated for a period of time. After a few hours of incoming tweets, Kutcher finally broke his silence, tweeting: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon." He followed that up with a second tweet immediately after: "see you on the other side kid." »
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"The Insider" has an update from the Los Angeles coroner regarding Brittany Murphy. The coroner’s office tells "The Insider" they are en route to Cedars-Sinai where Murphy was pronounced dead this morning. They will identify and fingerprint the body and speak with the family. The death has been reported to the coroner. No cause of death has been established by the coroner and the coroner's office tells "The Insider" that the date of the examination is pending.
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