American actress Brittany Murphy has died at the age of 32 years. Her mother, Sharon Murphy, apparently discovered her body in the shower.
Paramedics found Brittany in full cardiac arrest and immediately administered CPR and then continued mouth-to-mouth as they sped to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, several miles from her home. Unfortunately their efforts proved fruitless and Brittany was pronounced dead on arrival.
Brittany shot to fame after her breakthrough appearance in the film Clueless in 1995 and went on to star alongside rapper Eminem in his semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile and Girl, Interrupted with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.
She also appeared with Kirsten Dunst in the black comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous in 1999 and Just Married in 2003 with Ashton Kutcher.
Brittany had five films in production at the time of her death, including Something Wicked, The Expendables and Shrinking Charlotte. Her last major film was Sin City in 2005.
One newspaper is reporting:
Speculation immediately began surrounding the cause of Brittany’s sudden death from cardiac arrest, the same cause of Michael Jackson’s death in June.
As 330,00 people die from cardiac arrest in the US each year, this would seem to be a strange statement to make.