Sunday, December 20, 2009
Brittany Murphy died early on Sunday (December 20, 2009) at the age of 32.
A 911 call originated from her home at 8 a.m., according to the website. Murphy was then transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival.
The 32-year-old actress was 14 when she nabbed her first gig in Hollywood, starring as Brenda Drexwell in the series Drexell's Class. Her breakout role came in 1995, when she starred opposite Alicia Silverstone in Clueless. The next several years brought Girl, Interrupted (1999), Don't Say a Word (2001), 8 Mile (2002) and Sin City (2005).
Murphy also had small roles in various TV series, including Sister, Sister, Party of Five, Blossom, Boy Meets World and Frasier.
In 2006, Murphy and English DJ Paul Oakenfold, released the single "Faster Kill Pussycat," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. The actress also contributed songs to the 2006 film Happy Feet.
Murphy married screenwriter Simon Monjack in 2007.
Posted by The Unzipped Buzz at 8:13 PM