Rest In Peace, Brittany Murphy
Nobody knows how long an age will hold. That’s why it’s a shocking when we learn that one of Hollywood -amazing but underrated- stars, Brittany Murphy has passed away. She was 32.
The Clueless star died Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home. Reportedly, Murphy was found by her mother slumped unconscious in a shower at her home in Los Angeles. Soon after, her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, called emergency services.
The actress was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, but she pronounced dead upon arrival at 10:04 am, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart said. No other information was released by the hospital.
Murphy was born in Atlanta on November 10, 1977, and raised in New Jersey. Accompanied by her mother, she moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s in hopes of stardom. She began her career at age nine on Broadway in Les Miserables, and went on to several short-lived television gigs before landing her role as one of Alicia Silverstone’s girlfriends, Tai, in 1995′s hit comedy, Clueless.
She would later known for her roles in Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl, Interrupted, Don’t Say a Word, 8 Mile alongside Eminem, and Sin City. Murphy also gained media attention when she dated costar Ashton Kutcher in 2002 during and after their film, Just Married.
On the last few years, she rarely appeared on-screen, but she lend her voice for the part of Luanne Platter in the Fox animated series, King of the Hill, and also as Gloria the penguin in the 2006 feature Happy Feet. She recently finished work on the Sylvester Stallone action film The Expendables, set for release next year.
Before marrying Monjack in 2007, she was engaged to former agent Jeff Kwatinetz, then also engaged to Little Black Book production assistant, Joe Macaluso. Responding to the shocking death, a rep for the star’s family said, “In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy.”
While former boyfriend Ashton Kutcher immediately Twittered, “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.”
May you rest in peace, Brittany. We’ll miss you…
[ via Yahoo! News ]