After last year’s tragic death of actor Heath Ledger, Hollywood is loosing another young talent. Actress Brittany Murphy was declared dead yesterday, Sunday 20th December, after paramedics urgently transported her to Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Murphy’s husband, writer-producer Simon Monjack, and mother Sharon found her in the shower in a state of unconsciousness and immediately called for rescue.
The 32 year old actress was most importantly famous to the public for co-starring with Eminem in “8 Mile”, but also for other movies such as “Clueless” and “Don’t say a Word”. She started her career in TV in 1991 in “Murphy Brown” and worked in several other TV shows before becoming known to Hollywood from early 2000.
The Los Angeles Police Dept. is still carrying out investigations as to what caused the actress’s death, which until know, has been declared to appear for natural causes as a consequence of cardiac arrest. More is expected to be known from toxicology tests and autopsy results.
Many friends and colleagues of Murphy also publicly expressed their sorrow after the news of Brittany’s death went out. Ex boyfriend and co-star, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Alyssa Milano all tweeted their condolences and support to Murphy’s family.