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Murphy's Husband Returns Home To Media Frenzy

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Murphy's Husband Returns Home To Media Frenzy
Actress Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack returned to a media circus at the couple's Los Angeles home as news of her tragic death on Sunday broke around the world.

Murphy, 32, died at 10:04 am local time, according to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Sally Stewart - who refused to reveal any further details of the Clueless star's untimely demise.

However, online reports suggest Murphy died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Beverly Hills 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.

And after returning from the medical center, Monjack arrived to a frenzy of photographers and TV crews camped outside, as well as several police at the scene. He was supported by a friend upon his return.

The Coroner’s office has reportedly launched an investigation into Murphy's cause of death.

Brittany Murphy Dead At 32 (Updated)

Brittany Murphy Dead At 32 (Updated)
Los Angeles — Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit "Clueless" and rose to stardom in "8 Mile," has died in Los Angeles. She was 32. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spokeswoman Sally Stewart said Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. Sunday. She would not provide a cause of death, or any other information. According to TMZ, which broke the news, Murphy died of cardiac arrest. Murphy was recently fired from the upcoming movie "The Caller," and has battled allegations of drug use over the years. An autopsy will be conducted on Monday, according to RadarOnline.com. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. Sunday from a home that is listed as belonging to British screenwriter Simon Monjack, who is married to Murphy, spokesman Devon Gale said. Gale said one person was transported to a hospital. Messages left for...
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Brittany Murphy: 1977-2009

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Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hits Clueless and 8 Mile but best known to comics fans as Shellie in Sin City and Luanne Platter in King Of The Hill, died Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 32, according to AP reports.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spokeswoman Sally Stewart said Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. She would not provide a cause of death or any other information.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. Sunday at the home Murphy shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in West Hollywood hills. Murphy was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into Murphy's death, Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Our condolences to her family.
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Actress Brittany Murphy Dies

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Actress Brittany Murphy Dies
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.

Murphy recently wrapped her scenes in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming film, The Expendables, set for release next year.

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.

Confirmed: Brittany Murphy dies

Confirmed: Brittany Murphy dies
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
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