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Actress Brittany Murphy Dead At 32

By Wyatt Earp | December 20, 2009

Holy crap!

Actress Brittany Murphy died at age, 32, after she reportedly went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spokeswoman Sally Stewart told the Associated Press Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. Sunday. She would not provide a cause of death, or any other information.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devon Gale says crews responded to a call at 8 a.m. Sunday from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to British screenwriter Simon Monjack, who is married to Murphy. Gale says one person was transported to a hospital.

TMZ reported Murphy’s mother found the actress unconscious in the shower, and was in full cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at the house. Her mother reportedly told first responders Murphy had a history of diabetes, according to the celebrity Web site, adding they couldn’t confirm if the actress did have the condition and whether or not it contributed to her death. (H/TFOXNews)

The cynic in me wonders about that, since most people don’t up and die at the age of 32. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

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11 Responses to “Actress Brittany Murphy Dead At 32”

  1. Kim Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Stories like that scare the fire out of me. My husband is the second longest living male in the family. His dad was the longest living dying at the ripe old age of 63. Every male in his family had their first heart attack before their mid 30s. He has two half brothers that dropped dead in their 30s from heart attacks.

    I see stories like that and I don’t get cynical. (Although being Hollyweird, I should.) I look at stories like that, look at my husband and mumble something along the lines of “He better not die on me.”

  2. Kim Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Oh, and yes, my husband is diabetic. So was his father and that is what ultimately lead to his death. Diabetes combined with history of multiple cardiac arrests.

  3. Old NFO Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Drugs… Gene pool just got a little deeper in Cali.

  4. Ralph Short Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Recently, I went to a reunion of my grade school class and asked about a certain friend of mine during those years. I was told he died 25 years ago. He was a diabetic in grade school and died when he was 40.

    At the age of Brittany Murphy’s death it has to be type A diabetes in my opinion, which is the most serious and therefore more lethal. If I am correct then it is genetic.

    I trust she is in God’s hands, and hope her family keeps the faith.

  5. Brass Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Anorexia. Her heart basically ate itself. Happened to an aquaintance of mine at age 30.

  6. Bill Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:40 am

    It’s sad but it’s reality. Anytime, anywhere and it applies to all of us. We MAY learn her eating disorder contributed to it but that is not to minimize the sadness of the whole thing.

    Our lives are a vapor.


  7. metoo Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:52 am

    May God comfort her family and friends. What a terrible time of year for a loss.

  8. Dennis Petty, aka MUD Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Didn’t Saturday Night Live do a parody of her drug use? I stopped feeling sorry for drug users a long time ago. As an old drunk, now in sobriety, I know that each person is responsible for themselves and some are more in charge than others. Paramedics will tell you that they find a lot of people in the shower dead or about to die. I guess they think they need to get cleaned up to go to the hospital. We have a good friend in a nursing home because she didn’t go to the hospital right away. MUD

  9. Deanna Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:24 am

    My heart goes out to her family (and any family) who has to deal with such a tragic loss so close to Christmas.

  10. Bitter American Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    While I hope and pray it isn’t drugs, it may also be H1N1. Reports are that her husband passed out (a fever) on their flight back from a movie set in the Caribbean last week and she’d had “flu-like” symptoms for days.

    If she’s truly a diabetic, that would weaken her immune system and, unlike most types of influenza, H1N1 has attacked the very young, child-bearing age females and the immunocompromised and left the elderly (the usual fatalities) alone for the most part.

    BTW – please don’t give me any s**t for a rebuttal. I’m not stirring the H1N1 hysteria, nor starting a rumor mill. I’m a paramedic with close to 30 years experience and I’ve had to educate myself on epidemiology a lot since H1N1 hit the big time so my fellow paramedics at my company don’t drop from it.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 22nd, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Kim – I would be freaked out too, especially with that history.

    Old NFO – Sadly, drugs wouldn’t surprise me.

    Ralph – That’s another despicable disease. Be nice to cure that one.

    Brass – I remember the stories of her being anorexic.

    Bill – Either way, it’s a sad story. Especially so young.

    MeToo – Exactly.

    MUD – I have no sympathy for drug abusers, either, but I’ll withhold judgment until I see the autopsy report.

    Deanna – A terrible time for such loss.

    B.A. – The PPD was offering a vaccine, but I don’t trust the first batches yet. Next year I’ll probably jump on it.