Sadly, Brittany Murphy passed away Sunday morning at 10:04 a.m. An ambulance was called to her home at 8 a.m. and she was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital. Despite efforts, she could not be revived.
Brittany's family says she had been sick with "flu like" symptoms for a few days prior. Her husband, in fact, had recently been transported from LAX to the hospital with similar symptoms. There are reports that Brittany suffered from a heart condition and diabetes.
Having lived with both diabetics and heart patients, Brittany being so sick could have thrown off the minerals in her body which, in turn, stopped her heart. A lot of people do not realize this can happen... given her very young age Brittany may not have been aware of how serious her condition was until it was too late. The strength of youth sometimes masks important symptoms.... and sometimes heart patients can forget about their underlying condition when faced with an illness that causes them to throw up, etc. Whatever, the case, this is a very sad loss to anyone who enjoyed Brittany's work.
There is a lot of speculation about drugs, but I can easily see how this sad event could have happened naturally. In any case, an autopsy will be conducted including toxicology tests. If this was not a natural event and someone did something to Brittany, I hope they are brought to justice. If she did something to herself, I think she probably didn't realize how weak she was... it would be very hard to judge such things in her condition. So, I don't think people should judge her too harshly.
But, right now, I am just really sorry to hear about this. Although Brittany had not been doing as many movies as she used to, she was still working regularly and had four movies in production at the time of her death.
Rest in peace, Brittany. You will be missed.