X

Pneumonia Killed Brittany Murphy: Coroner

'Multiple drug intoxication' and anemia were secondary factors
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 1:09 PM CST
Pneumonia Killed Brittany Murphy: Coroner
Brittany Murphy in 2005.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The primary cause of Brittany Murphy’s death was pneumonia, the LA county coroner says, though severe anemia and prescription drug use also played a factor. A spokesman tells the AP the details of the drugs in the actress’ system will be revealed in about two weeks. Sources tell TMZ that her medical problems could have been treated if she had sought a doctor’s help. But she didn’t, and the drugs “pushed her over the line.” (Read more Brittany Murphy stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X