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Brittany Murphy Cause of Death Announced

Actress Brittany Murphy died from multiple drug intoxication, pneumonia and “iron deficiency anemia” in what the coroner has concluded was an accidental death, according to a People magazine report.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Murphy, 32, was found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home on December 20, 2009.  Her mother, Sharon, and husband,  Simon Monjack, reportedly tried to revive her.  They believed her death was due to a congenital heart murmur and denied rumors that Murphy had used illegal drugs or suffered from an eating disorder.

A number of prescription medicines were reportedly found by investigators on her nightstand. Monjack said that Murphy was taking the painkiller Vicoprofen and the antidepressant Fluoxetine to deal with severe menstrual cramps, and that many of the other medicines found were for his own use, according to reports. 

Murphy was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.

A full autopsy report on Murphy is expected within two weeks.

Brittany Murphy rose to fame after her role in the 1995 movie “Clueless.”

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