LOS ANGELES [PeterPaul.ca] — Actress Brittany Murphy has died at her home after suffering cardiac arrest, officials told PeterPaul.ca on Sunday.
“The LAPD is conducting a death investigation. That’s all I can say,” an official from the Los Angeles Police Department said during a telephone conversation. No additional details, such as evidence of criminal activity, could be verified by the official.
In an email, L.A. County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey said that an autopsy would be conducted “within the next two days.”
Murphy was 32.
Celebrity website TMZ said Murphy was found in her husbands home early Sunday by her mother suffering from complete cardiac arrest. Efforts to revive her on the way to hospital failed and she was pronounced dead at hospital.
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Sally Stewart confirmed Murphy’s time of death at “10:04 a.m. Pacific Time” on Sunday. “I cannot provide additional details,” she said.
Murphy was married to British screenwriter Simon Monjack — who was captured by TMZ photographers returning to the family home after Murphy’s death was officially announced. The late actress starred in such films as 8 Mile, Clueless and was the voice of Luanne on the long-running Fox cartoon, King of the Hill.
Ashton Kutcher, who briefly dated Murphy in 2003, said “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon,” via his Twitter page.
“See you on the other side kid.”