Brittany Murphy Autopsy: Cause of Death 'Deferred'

Final report must await toxicology test results
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 6:27 PM CST
In this photo provided by Sony Ericsson Open, Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack pose for a photo during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., April 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Sony Ericsson Open/IMG, Mike Baz)

(Newser) – Brittany Murphy's autopsy is complete, but the LA county coroner's office won't determine an official cause of death until after the completion of toxicology tests, which could take as long as 2 months. The 32-year-old actress, who died yesterday after suffering cardiac arrest, was bleeding internally before her death, a source tells the Los Angeles Times. The body appeared "normal" and not unusually thin, another source tells TMZ.

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