OT: Brittany Murphy Dead

Submitted by Raback Omaba on December 20th, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Brittany Murphy dead at age 32 from a cardiac arrest.

Great actress. Gone too soon.



December 20th, 2009 at 4:21 PM ^

Told me wife, and she was legitimately surprised. It is crazy to see actors die who were close to you in age. I still remember her from Clueless. You figure 32, cardiac arrest, and some recent struggles on movie sets spells drug problem versus natural causes, but either way a tragedy.


December 20th, 2009 at 4:23 PM ^

I know a 25-year-old girl who I'm pretty sure wasn't on drugs, and she had a heart attack. She lived, though. It's possible for young people to have cardiac arrest naturally.

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December 20th, 2009 at 4:29 PM ^

Cardiac arrest in young people is usually because of a congenital defect (like hypertrophy of the heart muscle) and often, but not always, shows up earlier than age 32 and during exercise, and is often found during a physical. But who knows. Sad stuff.


December 20th, 2009 at 9:21 PM ^

Substance abuse and addiction in general are very serious and very personal problems. I don't think it's fair that any of us speculate about her drug use, particularly right after her death.


December 21st, 2009 at 1:39 PM ^

Brittany Murphy dead at age 32 from a cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrest is not a cause of death. It is the medical definition of death. This is effectively saying "Murphy died of death."