It’s being reported that Brittany Murphy, star of Clueless, 8 Mile, Don’t Say a Word and a bunch of really bad movies, died of cardiac arrest early this morning. Her husband Simon Monjack called 911 around 8 AM and after being rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead on arrival. More details should be surfacing soon.
We (the entire world, not just EvilBeet) often joke about the decline of Brittany Murphy’s career, weight, and sanity, but I do find this to be sad news. It was widely rumored that Brittany suffered from drug addiction (people have said everything from cocaine to meth) and the fact that she’s dying of a heart attack at the young age of 32 is another sure sign that she was taking something not right for her. Even though she kind of lost her mind and stopped making good movies, she was Tai in one of the greatest movies ever made, Clueless. For that, I think we all need to take a moment of silence.
UPDATE: Two more things….
Sources tell TMZ Brittany Murphy’s mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. We’re told when paramedics arrived, they quickly determined Murphy was in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR. They continued CPR in route to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center — several miles away — and Murphy was unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Also, a friend just passed along this clip of Brittany performing with the Pussycat Dolls in 2007. I forgot that she had a fantastic singing voice.