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Brittany Murphy, 1977-2009

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Links to threads on Little Black Book (2004), Sin City (2005) and Happy Feet (2006). (Do we have threads on any of her other films?)

According to the IMDb, she has four films in post-production right now.

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Actress Brittany Murphy dies

The 32-year-old star of such pics as "8 Mile," "Clueless" and "Don't Say a Word" went into cardiac arrest Sunday morning. Her husband, Simon Monjack, called paramedics and she was transported to Cedar-Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Variety, December 20


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I will always remember her saying, "I'll never tell," in Don't Say a Word.


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She was wonderful as the voice of Luanne in "King of the Hill."


"The core purpose of art is a survival mechanism, and the way it helps us survive is by making us attentive." Milton Glaser

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Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, but anemia and prescription drugs also played a role, coroner's officials said Thursday.

The primary cause of death was community-acquired pneumonia, with contributing factors of iron deficiency anemia and "multiple drug intoxication," according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The death was ruled accidental.

Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey declined to specify what types of drugs were involved but said they were all prescription medications. Details about the drugs the "Clueless" and "8 Mile" star had in her system will be released in several weeks when a complete report is done.

Murphy died Dec. 20 at age 32 after collapsing at her Hollywood Hills home. Her mother and husband have said the actress didn't abuse prescription medications or have an eating disorder.

Attempts to reach them for further comment were not immediately successful Thursday.

Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, and mother, Sharon Murphy, told investigators the actress had been experiencing flu-like symptoms in the days before she died.

Monjack told The Associated Press last month that his wife did take several prescriptions, including an anti-seizure drug, but did not abuse the medications.

He said she had been taking over-the-counter Robitussin for her recent sickness.

A memorial for a foundation in Brittany Murphy's name that had been planned for Thursday was abruptly canceled with no explanation...


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Personally, I loved her in Clueless.

She had great potential ahead.


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Yikes. And now her husband's dead, too.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Just. Plain. Bizarre.


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