Brittany Murphy Dies of Heart Attack at 32
DEC 20, 2009 - Actress Brittany Murphy, 32, best known for Clueless, 8 Mile and Sin City, died early this morning in Los Angeles, according to reports on TMZ.com.
The website reports that the actress went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived. It was her mother who discovered her unconscious in the shower. When paramedics arrived just after 8 am, they immediately began administering CPR and rushed her to nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
The NY Daily News reported that Murphy became a household name among teens in 1995 as the sidekick in Clueless who went from awkward wall flower to snotty hottie. She underwent a transformation from a plump brunette to a skinny blonde whose ample cleavage landed her in Maxim's 100 hottest women in 2003. After appearing underweight in the last few years, rumours swirled about drug use and plastic surgery.
Ashton Kutcher, her co-star in Just Married and close friend, posted on Twitter: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon."
He followed that with a second twit: "see you on the other side kid."