Clueless Co-Star Brittany Murphy Dead at 32

Troubled starlet suffered cardiac arrest
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2009 1:16 PM CST
Updated Dec 20, 2009 3:16 PM CST

(Newser) – Brittany Murphy, who made a splash playing the makeover victim in Clueless and later battled substance abuse, died today in Los Angeles. She was 32. The LA Fire Department was called to a home owned by Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, where she was found in cardiac arrest and could not be revived, TMZ reports and multiple sources are confirming.

The LAPD and the county coroner will investigate the death of the actress, who also appeared in 8 Mile and Don't Say a Word. In an unfortunate coincidence, Saturday Night Live parodied her during "Weekend Update" on the Dec. 5 episode. See the video at left.

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