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Actress Brittany Murphy has died at age 32 and shocked celebrities react {Updated]

http://images.askmen.com/galleries/actress/brittany-murphy/pictures/brittany-murphy-picture-1.jpgThis is awful.

TMZ is reporting that Brittany Murphy, the star of such films as Riding In Cars With Boys, Clueless, 8 Mile, Just Married, The Groomsmen and Uptown Girls went into full cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived.

She was just 32 and had married screenwriter Simon Monjack two years ago.

Will update as more information becomes available.

Brittany got her start as a child actress landing a role at the age of nine in a production of Les Miserables. By 14, she was a regular on the short-lived TV series Drexell’s Class and Almost Home and had recurring roles on Party of Five, Sister, Sister and Boy Meets World.

Clueless was her big film break in 1995 and she followed it up with roles in Girl, Interrupted and Don’t Say a Word. Among her final roles was the lead in the television movies Tribute in which she played a former child star buys her grandmother’s house to rescue it from ruin then begins to have haunting dreams of her famous grandmother.

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/020318/114219__riding_l.jpgSeveral other films as listed as being in post-production and in production on the Internet Movie Database so we may still be seeing some new work completed by the actress before her shocking death.

Clueless co-star Alicia Silverstone said to People.com Sunday: “I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together. I feel love in my heart for her – and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad. … I’m so saddened to hear this news. I loved working with Brittany. She was so talented, so warm, and so sweet.”

Some celebrity reactions via Twitter:

aplusk 2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon. … See you on the other side kid (ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher)

Alyssa_Milano Brittney Murphy and I did a USO Tour together in 2003. ♥ She was a sweet soul, with a lot of talent and heart. (Alyssa Milano)

UncleRUSH I met britney murphy before her star rose its tough to find peace in fame. I wish her peace and happiness in her next lifetime (Russell Simmons)

freddurst RIP Brittney Murphy. What a sweet human being. My prayers are with her friends and family. (Fred Durst)

JessicaSimpson Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones. (Jessica Simpson)

yelyahwilliams Can’t believe the news about Brittany Murphy… RIP (lead singer, Paramore)

MissHilaryDuff RIP Brittany Murphy forever in our hearts (Hilary Duff)

KimberlyCole1 Soooo sad about Brittany Murphy!!! (Kimberly Cole)

KhloeKardashian OMG!!!! This is horrible news when anyone passes. I’m so sorry for her family. Send prayers out please! (Khloe Kardashian)

KimKardashian I am in shock that Britney Murphy has died! Clueless is my all time favorite movie. My prayers go out to her family & husband (Kim Kardashian)

EricRobertsER Another sad,sad loss.Now a retrospective of her work will start playing:FAMILY PRAYERS, SPUN etc She was a sweet smart girl & a real actress (Eric Roberts)

joshgroban Hollywood loses another bright soul….how many more? A decade of decadence and devastation. Time to wake up. (Josh Grobin)

lindsaylohan My deepest condonlences go out to all of Brittany Murphy’s loved ones& may she rest in peace….She was a great talent w/a beautiful soul xo (Lindsay Lohan)

jamiekennedy Britney they say died of cardiac arrest from anorexia. Jesus christ how long before we fuckin realize we r too hard on women in this biz. …all bloggers and snarky journalists etc etc this means you, your dealing with real peoples feelings not a fuckin carboard cutout (updated)

We do not yet have any details s to why this gifted young actress has died so suddenly but controversial blogger Perez Hilton is already using the death as a cautionary tale via Twitter: PerezHilton Dear @LindsayLohan and Courtney Love, wake up!!!! Please go to rehab again and GET IT TOGETHER before it’s too late! R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

Here are images from come of her best-known films:

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Related post: When Brittany Murphy came to Outfest


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18 Remarks

  1. Oh my god is this a hoax? I really can’t believe it I always thought she never really hit her peak so if this is true its tragic. So many deaths recently!

  2. I really pray this isn’t true and it’s all a horrible misunderstanding.
    She was a really talented and underrated actress who never really got the credit she deserved for her excellent roles in Girl Interrupted and her comedic timing in Clueless and The Ramen Girl.
    RIP to a really sweet, genuine and beautiful actress. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones. :(

  3. Have just heard and cant believe it. Loved her in just married!! What a waste of such a talented actress. My thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

  4. Britney Murphy was my fav actress and Clueless is one of my fav movies. She will be missed. R.I.P. Britney Murphy

  5. My condolences go out to her husband and family. May you find peace in heaven.

  6. I remember seeing almost all of the films Brittney starred in from the beginning of her carrer. I can’t believe someone with that great a talent and so young with her whole life ahead of her is now gone. My heart goes out to her family and friends during this time of loss. She will be missed.

  7. OMG…I have watched all her movies since she’s come out as an actress and what horrible news….No way can you tell me these are not the last days…Hollywood wake up~

  8. Brittany has great talent, she will be greatly missed

  9. Nooooo, why brittany murphy :(

  10. brittany murphy was so sexy :)

  11. brittany murphy we’ll miss you

  12. You will never be forgotten!

  13. the lord has taken an angel back w him… brittany will always be loved, missed & never forgotten!!

  14. IF(IF) her death was –yet another one- drugs related death –wow, what an epidemic- now I understand why such celebrities as Tom Cruise and Travolta resort to crazy cults just to stay away from drugs. It must be a way to protect themselves from what I guess must be an immense peer pressure, silence pact –some journalists included- to do so. And obviously I also mean directors, producers and all the extended “family” that feels comfortable with people who –you know- as they do the same, “won’t accuse me or speak about it”. No one dares to speak out, being afraid of being shunned from the “family” may be. It’s about life. But hey, just hush and do your business. What a pity. Grieving while concealing the cause of death is just helping others to follow suit. I mean, once the facts are established and NOT to condemn, but to awake consciousness on those so willing to deny about the dangers involved.

  15. December 21st, 2009 at 10:22 am
    r.i.p brittany says:

    omg i still cant believe that she died she was one of my fav actress im serioyusly crying rihgt now :’( whyyy godd, must you take them so young? i will never understand. love you brittany, may you rest with god now. you will be missed but never forgotton :( :’( 2009 hasnt been very good at all, i hope 2010 is better..

  16. Its wierd that Brittany is dead and her husband also passed away. I guess they used to much drugs and alcohol. Rest in Peace

  17. I adore Britney because she have good voice .

  18. That’s a terribly sobering fact. The first time you knew you had heart disease was when you dropped dead.RIP Brittany.

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