Brittany Murphy

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.


Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy


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 years old.

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 Burks)


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 Brandis.  Coinkydink?



Wanna see her mailbox?



4 thoughts on “Brittany Murphy

  • August 13, 2020 at 2:16 am

    According to an article published in NY Daily News on August 18, 2010 citing TMZ, Brittany’s mom and Simon got unusually close, by some standards, during the short time between Brittany’s passing and his.

  • July 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Surprised no-one has updated this posting. Apparently Ms. Murphy died of pneumonia with secondary factors of anemia (iron-deficiency) and multiple drug intoxication. In a bizarre factor times ten is her widower, Simon Monjack, died of the same primary two causes of death, in the same house! Namely, acute pneumonia and severe anemia. How strange is that?

  • July 22, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    what a great actress she’s truly missed!


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