Brittany Murphy would have been alive if…
A Los Angeles coroner has ruled out that Brittany Murphy died of community-acquired pneumonia – a curable and death-preventable condition. Contributing to the death were secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.
Assistant Chief Ed Winter said, “Murphy was planning on seeing a doctor, but she unfortunately passed away before she did. This was a case of a person with pneumonia who was anemic (having a low blood count) who was taking medication when she should’ve been getting medical treatment.” Had she went to the doctor sooner she would have still been alive today.
Her husband Simon Monjack insisted however that Murphy went to the doctor. The ruling was that it was an accident, so Monjack is not investigated as suggested by Murphy’s friends.
Murphy died December 20 after experiencing cardiac arrest because of “drug intake.” There were no illegal drugs found on her body, only prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
She starred in films such as Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Happy Feet, and Riding in Cars with Boys. Her final film, Abandoned, is expected to be released in early 2010. She also voiced Luanne Platter on the animated TV series King of the Hill.