We were stunned this evening to hear that Brittany Murphy had died. The actress – only 32 years old – went into cardiac arrest this morning and couldn’t be revived by medical personnel. TMZ seemingly broke the news earlier today.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department got a call from the home of Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack about 8 a.m., fire officials told TMZ.
She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to reports, she was discovered by her mother in the shower, already in cardiac arrest.
Already though, the celebrity rumour mill is churning with spurious gossip about the cause of death. Apparently Perez Hilton is suggesting a drugs link in her death, from first-hand knowledge of the actress:
People just don’t typically die at 32 of natural causes!!!!!!!
Absolutely devastating. Especially because this comes as no surprise! We, and those who knew Brittany personally, saw this coming. That does not make this any less horrible.
And I’ve read some talk on Twitter tonight about Brittany’s husband, Simon Monjack, suggesting that he was a somewhat shady dude. I’m guessing this tragic story won’t end with a simple ‘natural causes’ verdict and dignified funeral.
It seems the press is going on a dirt-digging mission on this one. I’d only seen a couple of Brittany Murphy movies – Just Married and Sin City. I’ll remember her as a slightly kooky-looking girl. She seemed like a lot of fun (and was quite sexy too). RIP Brittany.