While most of us were shocked to hear about Brittany Murphy's sudden death, we're now getting word that she was "very ill" for days leading up to her death.
Authorities have already ruled out foul play, despite persistent rumors she was addicted to drugs, but "a lot" of prescription medication was found at her Los Angeles home at the time of her death.
Several prescriptions were found in the house, written for various members of the household including Brittany, who reportedly suffered from diabetes, husband Simon Monjack and the actress’ mother Sharon.
One source said: "There were a lot of prescriptions in the house."
Insiders say the actress had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for days and had begun vomiting shortly before her death.
According to reports, when her mother found her body in the bathroom of her Hollywood home, there was “a significant amount of vomit” in the room.
The neighbor said, "One paramedic was still working on her. First, I couldn't even tell that it was Brittany that was on the stretcher. I looked like an older woman. Brittany was completely white and her face was covered with a mask. You could tell that something horrible had happened.”
Authorities will attempt to begin her autopsy today, against her husbands wishes, and a toxicology text, which will determine if drugs and alcohol were a factor in her death, has also been ordered.
No matter how ill she was, she was still too young to die. It's a shame that we had to lose such a talented actress. Our deepest condolences to her family.