Brittany Murphy Dies Of Heart Attack
TMZ says that the 32-year-old actress was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
An emergency call was made at 8am this morning from an address belonging to her husband Simon Monjack, the Los Angeles Fire Service said. The star was reportedly found unconscious by her mother while in the shower, with paramedics performing CPR upon arrival. Murphy was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Hospital, but could not be revived.
A representative for Murphy said: “In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy.”
Meanwhile, fellow celebrities have paid tribute to Murphy via Twitter. Ashton Kutcher, who dated Murphy and starred alongside her in Just Married, wrote: “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon. see you on the other side kid.”
Fred Durst said: “RIP Brittany Murphy. What a sweet human being. My prayers are with her friends and family.”
Khloe Kardashian also expressed shock at the news and described it as “horrible”.
The LA County Coroner and Los Angeles Police Department are said to be launching investigations into the actress’s death.