Another Tragic Celebrity Death: Actress Brittany Murphy Suffers Cardiac Arrest

Another Tragic Celebrity Death: Actress Brittany Murphy Suffers Cardiac Arrest

LOS ANGELES–Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of actress Brittany Murphy.   Police have been dispatched to Cedars-Sinai and to the Los
Angeles home where Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest earlier today. Police sources
emphasized that their inquiry was preliminary, adding they could not say
whether it would point to any criminal conduct.

L.A. city firefighters responded to a call from the home in
the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road. Murphy was transported to Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Born in Atlanta, Murphy moved to Burbank with her mother at
age 13. Her film break came in the movie "Clueless" (1995), in which
she starred opposite Alicia Silverstone.

Murphy has made dozens of other film appearances, including
in "Girl Interrupted" (1999), "8 Mile" (2002), "The
Dead Girl" (2006), and "Across the Hall" (2009). She also was
featured as the voice of Luanne in the animated TV series "King of the
Hill."

Murphy specialized in playing characters who were troubled
teenagers or mentally disturbed, according to a biography on industry website
Internet Movie Data Base.

Murphy was married in 2007 to British screenwriter Simon
Monjack, the website said.

SOURCE: LA Times

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