Brittany Murphy’s Death Ruled an Accident
It’s official: the shocking death of actress Brittany Murphy in December was an accident. According to The Los Angeles Times, the L.A. County coroner’s office says Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication.
Coroner officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of “drug intake,” and her death has now been classified as an accident. They said an autopsy report would be available in two weeks.
Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest at her home in the Hollywood Hills. L.A. firefighters responded to a medical call at about 8 a.m. at the home she shared with her husband, Simon Monjack. Firefighters tried unsuccessfully to revive Murphy on the way to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead about two hours later.
This development isn’t a huge shock, since officials said that no foul play had been suspected. Still, it’s so sad. It sounds as if her death could have been prevented if she had been taking fewer medications, right?
We’ll definitely miss Brittany, who is best known for her role in the 1995 hit comedy Clueless. She also appeared in Girl Interrupted (1999), 8 Mile (2002), The Dead Girl (2006), and Across the Hall (2009). On TV, she voiced the character Luanne Platter on King of the Hill.