Sunday, December 20, 2009

Brittany Murphy (1977 - 2009)

Brittany Murphy, whose films included of Drop Dead Goregous; Cherry Falls; 8 Mile and Sin City, has died at the age of 32. Probably best known as Tai in 1995's Clueless, Murphy was also the voice of Luann on Mike Judge's long running animated series King of the Hill.

A talented comedic actress who seemed to be one of the few actresses her age to not involved in some scandal or other, by all accounts, Murphy was as genuine and sweet and she was funny and smart.

No word yet as to cause of death, only that she was found unconscious by her mother and was in full cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at the home she shared with husband, Simon Monjack. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Sedars Sinai in Los Angeles at 10:04 AM PT, according to TMZ (via).

Here's how I'll always think of her:

No more obituaries, please (though I suppose she, Dan O'Bannon and Jennifer Jones make up the troika).



Anonymous said...

This is sad but not so surprising as she was into drugs more than Amy and Lindsay. Her drug use caused her to loose may acting jobs.

Prospero said...

I'm saddened to hear that (and a little surprised). Of course, I'm not one to really read gossip blogs, unless they've got Jake, Hugh or ma Boo, Jason shirtless. LOL I did find her quite talented and funny, though.