Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32 (update)


Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy, best known for her performances in films such as Just Married, Clueless, Girl Interrupted, 8 Mile and Sin City, has passed away, according to TMZ. She was 32.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department reportedly received a call from her husband Simon Monjack‘s home, and Brittany was pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after she went into an apparent cardiac arrest.

It was reported earlier this month that she was fired from a new movie role, for allegedly being difficult on the set.

Stay tuned as this story develops.

UPDATE 1: According to reports, Brittany’s mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. When paramedics arrived, they quickly determined she was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR. However, attempts to revive her were not successful.

UPDATE 2: Authorities did not find illegal drugs in the house, but Brittany was undeniably taking various prescription medicines. Recent reports by TMZ state that her husband told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife.