Brittany Murphy Dead At 32
Brittany Murphy steps out at the 'Across The Hall' Los Angeles premiere on December 1,
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Brittany Murphy died on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for
the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has confirmed to Access Hollywood. She was
According to the Coroner's Office, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood reported
to them that an individual named Brittany Murphy died in the hospital on Sunday.
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A Cedars-Sinai spokesperson also confirmed to Access that the star was pronounced dead
at their facility at 10:04 AM.
A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman told Access that they responded to a 911 call
made from the 1800 block of N. Rising Glen Road -- the same street where the actress
lives -- at 8 AM on Sunday.
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A rep for the actress also confirmed the news, telling Access Hollywood, "In this time of
sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect
The LAPD confirmed to Access later on Sunday that they have opened an investigation
into the star's death.
Just weeks ago, a smiling Brittany spoke with Access at the Tt Collection Pop-Up Party
in LA on December 3, where she discussed her hopes for the coming year.
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"As far as having a New Year's resolution, I'd love to have a child next year," she said at
the time. "But that's kind of a large one!"
The actress also spoke of her love for her family, whom she said she was very close to.
"I've been very blessed to have a really great loving husband," she said. "I spend more
time with my family than anyone else in the world"
Brittany rose to fame after a memorable role in 1995's "Clueless." She went on to star in
such films as "8 Mile," "Just Married," "Girl, Interrupted," "Sin City" and "Riding In
Cars With Boys," among others.
She also made a splash in the music world with the track "Faster Kill Pussycat," with
Paul Oakenfold in 2006 - the track topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart that
year. She also sang a pair of songs for the animated film "Happy Feet," in which she was
also a voice actress.
Brittany was married to screenwriter Simon Monjack, whom she wed in May 2007.