Pals Worried About 'Stick Thin' Murphy

Actress was vomiting before death
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 3:23 AM CST
Updated Dec 21, 2009 10:48 AM CST

(Newser) – Friends and those who worked with Brittany Murphy were concerned about her recent stick thin, sickly appearance. “She looked painfully thin, even sick. She looked like she hadn’t eaten in who knows how long, her skin was terrible,” said one observer. Magazine editors recently opted not to use photos of Murphy at an event early this month because of her appearance. "She looked terrible. So thin. We all commented on it,” an editor at a celebrity weekly told MSNBC.

People were "really worried about her for some time now," an acquaintance said of the actress, who had a history of substance abuse. Murphy, 32, was suffering for the last few days with flu-like symptoms and was vomiting shortly before she collapsed and apparently died of a heart attack, reports TMZ. Several prescription drugs were found in her house. An autopsy is being conducted over the objections of Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack.
(Read more Brittany Murphy stories.)

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