Actress Brittany Murphy Dies of Cardiac Arrest at Age 32

Dec 21, 2009  •  Post A Comment

murphy.jpgActress Brittany Murphy has died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at age 32, according to multiple media reports. The death was first reported by the website TMZ.com

According to the TMZ report, "Sources tell TMZ Brittany Murphy’s mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. We’re told when paramedics arrived, they quickly determined Murphy was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR. They continued CPR in route to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center — several miles away — and Murphy was unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital."

Murphy, who became well-known in the films "Clueless," "Girl, Interrupted," and "8 Mile," started her career on a number of TV shows.

According to a biography of Murphy on Yahoo, " After making her primetime TV debut as the sister of Joe Regalbuto’s Frank Fontana on a 1991 episode of CBS’  ‘Murphy Brown’, the rising talent landed the role of Dabney Coleman’s daughter on the short-lived Fox sitcom ‘Drexel’s Class’ (1991-92). She quickly rebounded as Perry King’s daughter who is jealous of her new stepsister in the spin-off sitcom ‘Almost Home’ (ABC, 1993), although the show only lasted 13 episodes. Murphy lent her persona to the recurring role of Sarah, a friend and classmate of twins Tia and Tamara, on "Sister, Sister" during its 1994-1995 run on ABC."

For those who’d like to remember Murphy as lively, fun and vivacious, here’s a brief clip of her on Letterman from Sept., 2008, having some sly fun when Letterman asks her about ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher hooking up with Demi Moore.

–Chuck Ross


  1. Sad. I wish the best to her family.

  2. This is another tragic loss of a very talented young person who had so much more to give. My thoughts go out to her husband, family and friends.

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