Brittany Murphy Dies

December 21, 2009 By:
Brittany Murphy Dies

Actress Brittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into cardiac arrest and couldn't be revived, reports TMZ.

The Fire Department reportedly received a call at 8:00AM from the home that belonged to her husband, Simon Monjack.

She was discovered unconscious in the shower at around 8am by her mother. They immediately took her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where they pronounced her dead upon arrival. She was announced dead at 10:04AM.

According to her mother Sharon, Brittany was diabetic, but it's yet to be determined if diabetes contributed to her death.

"In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy," Brittany's rep Nicole Perna said in a statement to Hollyscoop.

Los Angeles' county coroner also confirmed: "We do have a preliminary death report of a Brittany Murphy" coming from Cedars-Sinai."

Shortly after her death, her ex boyfriend Ashton Kutcher paid tribute to her via his Twitter page. He tweeted: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, and her amazing mother Sharon. See you on the other side kid. (sic)"

She was only 32 years old. Murphy stared in such films as "Clueless " and "Sin City" and "8 Mile." She will appear in Sylvester Stallone’s new film, “The Expendables,” set for release next year.

In May of 2007, she married her White Hotel director, Simon Monjack and when asked about her New Years resolutions, she recently said, I’d love to have a child next year." Unfortunately, her life was cut short as she was pronounced dead at 32 this morning.

She was so young, it's such a tragic loss! Our condolences go out to her family.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday morning. Story developing...Stay tuned for more details!