Brittany Murphy rose to fame with several well-known roles in the ’90s and early 2000s in hits such as Clueless, Interrupted, and 8 Mile.
Murphy was a rising star who had it all: beauty, fame, and success. Her breakthrough role was in the cult-classic film, Clueless.
This role would later lead to her playing in other popular movies and even voicing Luanne Platter’s character on Fox’s animated sitcom King of the Hill.
Many even compared her acting and comedic talent to those of Lucille Ball.
While she was known for her acting skills throughout her career, she also dabbled in music as she covered several songs for the film Happy Feet. However, her career would tragically be cut short.
10 Death Of Brittany Murphy
Murphy passed away on December 20, 2009, at the age of 32. She had recently collapsed at her home in West Hollywood and was officially declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at approximately 10:00 am.
A coroner in Los Angeles would later say her cause of death appeared to be natural.
9 Beginning Of Controversy
On February 4, 2010, an updated coroner’s report would lead to controversy over her death.
Her cause of death was cited to be anemia, with prescription drugs also being a factor that leads to her death by community-acquired pneumonia.
This would be the beginning of the controversy surrounding the young star’s death.