Brittany Murphy Dead at 32
12.20.09 by reelz
TMZ is reporting that Brittany Murphy died of cardiac arrest earlier this morning. The 32-year-old star made her breakthrough opposite Alicia Silverstone in Clueless and went on to star in 8 Mile, Girl, Interrupted, Little Black Book, and Sin City.
Reports claim Murphy's mother discovered her unconscious in the shower at the home of her husband, Simon Monjack. The LA Fire Department says a 911 was placed around 8:00 a.m. and that paramedics administered CPR immediately upon arrival. Murphy remained unresponsive as they transferred her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was pronounced dead on arrival, shortly after 10 a.m.
The LAPD is launching a death investigation, and a representative for Murphy made the following statement:
In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy.
UPDATE: On Monday's Hollywood Dailies, Sam Rubin will look back at Brittany Murphy's career. What are you favorite movie memories about the star? Leave us a comment below.