November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009
"I think they should take everyone who
works for The National Enquirer and The Star, and everyone who
works for Us Weekly, and put them all to work looking for terrorists. I
think they would find the terrorists. All of them."
Funny lady. She played "disturbed" very very well. See
Brittany was living with her husband, Simon
Monjack, in a home purchased from Britney Spears. Those walls must leak
crazy. This is the Spears/Timberlake house, before the Spears went
down The Road to The Bad Place.
Thank you to James Rieker for the pictures of Brittany's house
There were concerns about supposed
"unstable" and "erratic" behavior, and her relationship was
under scrutiny - some doubting Monjack's motivations or intentions.
Brittany had apparently been suffering from
some sort of "flu," taking meds for that condition.
According to reports, at 8 a.m. on Sunday, December
20, 2009 - Brittany was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor, by her
mother. Mom and the husband took Brittany into the shower in an attempt to
revive her. Meanwhile, some noodles, leftover Thai food, Gatorade, water
and tea with lemon were being purged by Miss Murphy.
"I've always found sanctuary in the
bathroom of wherever we're living." - Brittany Murphy
This is her bathroom.
(thanks Lily Aleister).
A 911 call was made, paramedics arrived, and
she was in full cardiac arrest. They brought Brittany back onto the
bathroom floor and continued to attempt resuscitation while transporting her to Cedars
Sinai Medical Center.
She was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m.
She was 32
Of course the rumors are flying. Drug
abuse (apparently a plethora of prescription medicines were scattered about the
living area), anorexia, etc. Mom supplied the information that Brittany had
a history of diabetes.
An autopsy has been performed and foul play has
been ruled out. We shall wait several weeks for the toxicology
results. Until then, courtesy of TMZ, this is the temporary - inconclusive
- death certificate. (thanks Paul Blum)
The actress Kathy Najimy is a friend of
Brittany's and Tweeted this: wrked w/&
knew Brittany 4 14 years (& plyed her mom once as well) sweetst most talnted
angel who got hked up w/ wrng people. we love u brit
Ashton Kutcher, her ex, Tweeted, "Kutcher
added, "See you on the other side kid."
We can always hope.
On Christmas Eve 2009, the casket containing
the body of Brittany was placed inside this vault.
(Photographs courtesy of Lisa
After her funeral, she was interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. She is
in good company.
Trivia: Brittany completed a film
starring and directed by Sylvester Stallone called The Expendables, set for release in 2010. So we've got that to look forward to. But
we will always have Clueless. "Rollin with the homies..."
Odd stuff: Death Hag message board member
Cat Lady in Training pointed out that Brittany's prom date way back when, was
none other than tragic teen Jonathan
Wanna see her mailbox?