Dec 20, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy was found dead this morning in the shower.  She died from cardiac arrest but the cause is uncertain at this time.  The 32 year old actress had starred in movies such as Clueless, Just Married and 8 Mile.  My personal favorite role of Brittany's was that of Luanne Platter in television's King of the Hill.  Luanne never failed to make me laugh when she was interacting with Hank Hill.  Brittany's voice was perfect for the role.

It is always sad to see someone die this young (I am already 30 myself).  The rumors are that she was taking Vicodin, although a drug overdose seems to be ruled out at this time.  Her husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack, told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that he did not want an autopsy performed (or at least that is what sources are telling TMZ).  Her mother, who found Brittany and dialed 911, told paramedics that her daughter struggled with diabetes.  All of these things cast a shadow on what will become a full blown investigation into her death.

She will be missed by her family, friends and fans.  Ashton Kutcher, who acted along side her in Just Married, had this to say on Twitter:  "See you on the other side kid 2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon."  Let us remember her family in prayer at this time, as we reflect on the brevity of life and the legacies that each of us are carving out. 


Megan said...

She was a great actress!

Fernando Granados said...

men that suck's she was a great artists
i loved her