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Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany Murphy (November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009) was an American actress and recording artist. She starred in films such as Just Married, Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City, The Dead Girl, Uptown Girls, Riding in Cars with Boys and Spun.

Murphy starred in many successful films, including Clueless (1995), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Don't Say a Word (2001), the TV adaption of the novel The Devil's Arithmetic (2001), 8 Mile (2002) and Uptown Girls (2003) as well as many lesser-known films, such as Spun (2003). In 2004, she starred in the romantic comedy Little Black Book, and the critically acclaimed Sin City (2005). She starred in two Edward Burns films: Sidewalks of New York (2002) and The Groomsmen (2006). In 2009, she was cast in the Lifetime TV movie, Tribute, as the main character, Cilla.

Death of Brittany Murphy
On December 20, 2009, Murphy was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and pronounced dead.  Her family said Brittany Murphy suffered flu-like symptom before death.

Cause of death
February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.

February 25, 2010, the coroner released a report stating that Murphy had been taking a range of over-the-counter and prescription medications, with the most likely reason being to treat a cold or respiratory infection. These included "elevated levels" of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, L-methamphetamine and chlorpheniramine. All of the drugs were legal and the death was ruled to be an accident, but the report observed: "the possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state"

Brittany Murphy on Letterman

Updates

  • July 26, 2010 - Investigation is underway for possible toxic mold that might have killed both Brittany Murphy & her husband Simon Monjack.
  • May 24, 2010 - Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack dies in the same apartment, same room, for same cause of death. Brittany Murphy's mother discovers the body (the same person who found Brittany Murphy's body months earlier)
  • February 25, 2010 - Brittany Murphy's death was ruled "Accident"
  • February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.
  • Dec 23, 2009: Retailers are pulling Brittany's new movie poster "Deadline" - The poster shows Brittany in the bath tub (looked like she's dying).
  • Dec 21, 2009: Autopsy is completed, but it may take up to 6 weeks for the result to be released (especially toxicology result). Autopsy found no signs of trauma.  The family said she suffered "flu like symptom" before death.
  • Dec 21, 2009: Hulu & YouTube pulled 'SNL' Brittany Murphy skit.
  • Dec 20, 2009: Autopsy is underway.  Her husband originally didn't want autopsy.  He claimed autopsy was against his Jewish belief.

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Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

I was saddened by her sudden death, so unexpected. She was just so lovely and cheerful. The world is a sadder place without her. Too young, too soon ;-( R.I.P. Darling.......

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany was so beautiful and full of life. Its a shame her life ended at such a young age. She was very beautiful, telented and very loved by her husband, mother and her friends and fans. Brittany you had it all girl. I hope you are at peace.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

omg...i f'n love brittany murphy like i use to buy movies i neva even heard of jus bc she was n it...i cried like lil bitch when i heard the news my sister n i was calling eachother at the same tyme to tell eachother wat had happened n i jus sat n tha house all that day watching all her movies cause as i was watching them i still couldve believe it but i'll say a week later i jus finally gave in n excepted tha fact that she was gone n started crying all ova again.. we love u brittany!!!! alwayz have n alwayz will....

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

i actually cryed no lie my mom was like come here look who died and i was like omg she can't be dead but sadly she was. :'(

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

every body thinks shes on drugs but i know that she wasn't

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

I dont even know Brittany but miss her as if I did sometimes. I really did consider her one of my favorite actresses. Her attitude seemed so bubbly and jovial. She was also very beautiful. Her passing is truly a tragic and huge loss to our world. RIP to one beautiful person and great actress.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

i love brittany murphy, she will indeed be missed by me she was talented, beautiful, i enjoyed her movies she had a way to make you laugh and cry i miss her much r.i.p. brittany murphy

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany was for me the most talented of her generation. She had that raw emotion in her eyes, in her voice that would have made her attractive even a 100 lbs heavier.when will young women realise real beauty is within? Loosing weight does not make you a better person.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

It seem's God does take the good while they are still young.she was a delightful and infectious personality that gave the world so much joy in such a short lifetime.Her beautiful smile and wonderful laughter will be deeply missed by those who knew how to appreciate the happiness Brittney brought us all.God send's his most precious Angels' to show his love for us.Brittney was just such an angel to everyone she came in contact with.near or far.Thank you for all you've given to us.God bless her family and friend's.Our prayer's are for you now.We know Brittney is heaven bound because she was heaven sent....

I liked her honest laugh

She had the greatest laugh. When she laughed, I did. Sad to see her gone.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

my thoughts go out to brittneys family! what a beutifull woman, talented actress. her smile and laugh always so real. brittney you will be remembered and forever missed.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

i loved her so. there will never be another happy ,joyful person like her. thats what i realy loved about her. i can just picture her smile.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany- May God always be close to you in heaven. May you sing with the Angels for all eternity. RIP Brittany Murphy

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Loved your smile and your perky personality in films. Although never met you I am sure you were just as good and sincere in real life. Have fun wherever you are in the universe! There are no more cruel humans to judge you harshly...RIP Brittany!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

BELLA CHICA, INTELIGENTE Y MUY CARISMATICA. ILUMINABA CON SU SONRISA SUS ACTUACIONES.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

GOD BLESS YOU BRIT! WHERE EVER YOU ARE IN HEAVEN TELL GOD I SAID YOU COULD BE AN ANGEL. I HOPE YOU FIND PEACE, GO; YOU DESERVE YOUR REST.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany, so sad that you did not get to enjoy the Holidays this yrs. But i bet you are up in heaven with your beauiful smile right beside god as one of his angels God Bless your family and prayers will be with them. see ya on the other side.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Merry Christmas Brittany!! I would like to send much deserved sympathy to ALL of the beautiful, caring, always wanting to cheer up the world Brittanys family, friends, fans, just all of her loved ones! Rest In Peace Babygurl..I Luv Ya

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Cindy Pekarek My Prayers go to Brittany Murphy's family and friends as they greive and morn over the loss of their loved one. Many Blessings to all. Cindy Pekarek.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Cindy Pekarek I want to send out my condolances for the survivors of Brittany Murphy. As will as my prayers.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

She was a beautiful human being with a gorgeous soul that radiated through everything she did. I never met her, but I have been a fan of hers for years, from watching her on 'Sister,Sister' as a kid to seeing her with Eminem on '8Mile'. She was always smiling, and I think it's such a shame that the World has lost her, but I know she has made it to Heaven and is at Peace. She blessed this World with her talent and infectious laughter, and we will all be seeing her someday. I can't believe 2009 has taken another celebrity from us! Prayers to her family, friends, and fans! ***WE LOVE YOU BRITTANY! REST IN ETERNAL PEACE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR!***

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

I WAS SO SAD WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THIS. HE IS SO FUNNY AND COOL TO HANG OUT WITH. SHE WAS AN AMAZING ACTRESS. I'LL BE SEEING YOU BRITTANY!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany was a favorite of mine - I loved her contagious smile & laugh!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Brittany always made me smile, so adorable!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

wow, my daughter called 2give me the bad news..daughters..22 & 25 ofcouse "CLUELESS" was in r life..den with my young kids..11 &12 with "8 mile"...& who duznt watch "King Of The HiLL"..GOD blessed her in THIS WORLD..with her great acting career..Uncle BiLL...Joe the man of her dreams...& of course her 'MOM"...that gave her that beautiful smile...because...when that "LiL gRL BRiTT" looked at her moms eyes & saw her LOVE..she gave bk that LOVE with her "SMILE"...Her new job now is in HEAVEN...but dont 4get bout us BRITT !! specialy US da 1s dat 4get dat sometimes all U need iS JUST THAT...A 'SMILE... :)

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

R.I.P...Brittany.... Love u....

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

me to

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

hey death is sooo depressing... i feel so bad for her cause she did not make it to christmas...and she wanted to have a child next year...tear!!!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

I pray for her and her family and i am happy for her becuase she is in a better and happier place. god bless her family.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

She is a great person. I met her once and she took 5 mins of her time to talk me and sign a autograph. I will never forget that. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. R.I.P Brittany. May you make god laugh now.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Arghh :( R.I.P

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

i loved her alot. . .she's in god's hand's now . . . plz let's not think about how she died. ..let's remember her life. . .oh sweet Brttany. . .all of us here in egypt will alway's love you and remember how happy you made us with your laugh's and smile's . . <3 u brittany

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

r.i.p Brittany :(

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

omg i loved her!!! May God bless her and her family. She was very talented and most of my favorite movies had her in it!! I will definatly miss her. Its a shame she had to go so soon. May she rest in peace

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

I will surely miss her a talented and beautiful actress had to go at such a young age. I will always remember you in your acting dramatic and comidic achievements. Love you for them.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

young hollyweird has access to all sorts of drugs so unless she had a freak heart attack...it's all speculation until more information is public. For crying out loud she just died TODAY. Give it a minute people!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

you have got serious issues no need to be so rude, remember we all die at one point but its not very nice to carry the attitude you have over poor britney murphys death she was a wonderful person and may she rest in peace!!

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

So sad to read this. Brittany was such a beautiful and talented young lady. I sure will miss her. Rest in Peace Brittany.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

so soon=*( rip Brittany Murphy, I liked her work she deff cracked me up. My prayers go out to her family/friends/fans xox

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARRHTHMIA AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE--UNUSUAL, WERE THERE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES????

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

do you think maybe? She JUST died what's yer face. I'm sure more info will come out soon.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

I agree. This is HIGHLY unusual. What's the chance that they will find drug in her system? I guess we should not speculate too soon, but... Very, very unusual. 32 years old is unusual even for professional wrestlers or hard core rock stars.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

Let's not forget the anorexic factor. And maybe there were drugs involved...only time will tell. But she definitely had an eating disorder. It's a shame what Hollyweird does to these actresses. Always making them feel as though something is wrong with them unless you are underweight. Doesn't Hollywood realize by now that most people, in this day of reality TV, want to see real actors not skinny, boney versions of the person they really should be?

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

It was her time, passing to the other chapter in this universe! She'll be laughing her "ass" off somewhere in a non-physical form. Good for her! Unfortunate for the people who were near to her. I'll remeber her great smile and laughs.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

wow!!i was just watching taht show,that's soooooo crazy.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

32... oh.. she was still a baby. She was a talented actress.

Re: Brittany Murphy, voice of Luanne from King of the Hill 32

that is so right when i heard that i wanted to cry i was like wat omg i bet kids all over the world are in tears r.i.p Britt love you

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