Monday, December 21, 2009
Wow...Another RIP Post....
PRETTY BUSINESS PROMOTIONS WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS OF MRS. BRITTANY MURPHY....SHE WILL BE MISSED..
FRIENDS of Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy said she "definitely had a drug problem" amid fears she may have died from taking the same prescription drugs as Michael Jackson
Murphy, 32, was reportedly hooked on prescription drugs, including Vicodin, after a series of plastic surgery operations made her dependent on painkillers.
"We have been very worried something like this was about to happen," a friend told The Sun.
"Brittany has been living life on the edge. She definitely had a drug problem and we have all begged her to seek help. Sadly our words fell on deaf ears."
Murphy was taking prescription medication for flu-like symptoms she had been experiencing for several days, sources have told TMZ.
The actress was very ill in the hours before she went into cardiac arrest and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 10.04am local time (Monday 5.04am AEDT).
TMZ reported Murphy began vomiting early Sunday morning and told family members she was feeling very sick.
Various prescriptions were found in the home - written for Murphy, her husband Simon Monjack, and Murphy's mother.
A source told TMZ: "There were a lot ... a lot of prescriptions in the house."
Monjak has reportedly asked that officials do not conduct an autopsy on her, despite her death being shrouded in mystery.
But despite his wishes, the LA County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy and toxicology report on the actress.
Earlier, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the cause of Murphy's death appeared "to be natural".
Neighbour Clare Staples said she saw firefighters working to resuscitate the actress. She said Murphy was on a stretcher and "looked as though she was dead at the scene''.
Monjak, wearing pyjama bottoms and no shoes, appeared "dazed'' as firefighters tried to save her, Staples said.
"It's just tragic,'' she said.
TMZ.com was the first to report Murphy's death, stating that her mother found the actress unconscious in the shower. The Los Angeles City Fire Department got a call from the home of Monjack.
"In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support," a rep for Murphy said.
Tributes were quickly posted on social networking site, Twitter, with Hollywood celebrities among some of the first to send condolences.
Ashton Kutcher, who dated Murphy and starred alongside in Just Married, expressed his sadness to his 4 million twitter followers with the following message: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon. See you on the other side kid."
Singer Jessica Simpson wrote: "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones."
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian said: "I am in shock that Britney Murphy has died! Clueless is my all time favorite movie. My prayers go out to her family & husband."
Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst: "RIP Brittany Murphy. What a sweet human being. My prayers are with her friends and family."
Murphy starred in 8 Mile alongside Eminem and became a household name among teens in 1995 as the sidekick in Clueless.
The Sun reports Murphy was reportedly fired from her last film, The Caller, following a series of altercations on the set of the Puerto Rico-based horror movie. Her husband was also allegedly involved in a scuffle with locals.