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Report: Brittany Murphy Died of Natural Causes

December 21, 2009

The Associated Press is reporting that a Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that actress Brittany Murphy died of natural causes.

From the Associated Press:

Murphy, 32, collapsed in the shower of the West Hollywood home she shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, on Sunday and was pronounced dead two hours later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her death “appears to be natural,” assistant chief coroner Ed Winter said.

Cops are investigating the “Clueless” starlet’s sudden death. An autopsy is planned for today or Tuesday reportedly against the wishes of Murphy’s hubby, Monjack, who told hospital staff he didn’t want one performed, according to TMZ.

The Hollywood stunner’s weight loss in recent years sparked rumors of eating disorder or drug use, which she denied. She reportedly suffered from flu-like symptoms and was vomiting in the hours before her death, according to TMZ.com. Meanwhile, friends and family showed an outpouring of support for the young starlet.

Brittany Murphy Spoof From Saturday Night Live Pulled

December 21, 2009

A sketch from Saturday Night Live which satirized Brittany Murphy has been pulled from Internet sites such as hulu.com.

I’m sure that the video will soon not be available on YouTube but you can watch it (for now) below and judge for yourself if it should be removed due to the actress’ death yesterday.

From the New York Times:

In a segment that appeared on the Dec. 5 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” Seth Meyers, the show’s Weekend Update anchor and head writer, noted reports that Ms. Murphy had recently been fired from a film project called “The Collar.” He was soon joined at the Weekend Update desk by his cast mate Abby Elliott, who was impersonating Ms. Murphy. The fictional Ms. Murphy seemed to be disoriented and still under the impression she was on an episode that the real-life actress had hosted in 2002. (“You are not the host,” Mr. Meyers told Ms. Elliott throughout the skit.)

Though video of that sketch was posted to hulu.com soon after the show was broadcast, following Ms. Murphy’s death on Sunday, it has since disappeared from the site. A message on hulu.com reads, “Unfortunately this video is no longer available but here are other related videos to watch.” (Bootlegs of the skit have turned up on other blogs.) A press representative for “Saturday Night Live” did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Brittany Murphy Dies

December 20, 2009

Actress Brittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

Murphy starred in movies such as Clueless, Just Married, Sin City and 8 Mile.

From TMZ:

A 911 call was made at 8:00 AM from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack, the Los Angeles City Fire Department tells TMZ.

We’re told Murphy was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

From the Los Angeles Times:

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.

Actress Brittany Murphy Dies

December 20, 2009

According to TMZ, actress Brittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

Until I hear confirmation from more sources, I’ll still chalk this up to a rumor but we’ll have to wait and see. TMZ has broken many stories such as this lately.

Murphy starred in movies such as Clueless and 8 Mile.

From TMZ:

A 911 call was made at 8:00 AM from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack, the Los Angeles City Fire Department tells TMZ.

We’re told Murphy was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.