Actress Brittany Murphy passed away Sunday morning (December 20), shortly after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital.
According to TMZ, the 32-year-old actress went into full cardiac arrest at her home around 8:00 a.m., and could not be revived. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her time of death was listed as 10:04 a.m.
The site says Murphy’s mom discovered her unconscious in the shower. When paramedics arrived, they administered CPR and continued to do so on he way to the hospital, but was unresponsive.
At press time, LAPD did not suspect foul play, but have launched an investigation into her death.
“The sudden loss of our beloved Brittany is a terrible tragedy,” Murphy’s family said in a statement. “She was our daughter, our wife, our love and a shining star. We ask you to respect our privacy at this time.”
Murphy broke onto the Hollywood circuit in the 1995 teen classic “Clueless,” following the role of Tai, playing opposite of the film’s star Alicia Silverstone.
Since then, she’s gone on to work with some of the biggest stars in the bix including Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder in “Girl Interrupted” and opposite Clive Owen in the noir thriller “Sin City,” in which she played a femme fatale.
In 2002, she appeared as Eminem’s onscreen love interest in the box-office smash, “8 Mile.”
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