Clueless Co-Star Brittany Murphy Dead at 32

Troubled starlet suffered cardiac arrest
By Marie 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.

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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.
(Read more Brittany Murphy stories.)

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