Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32
The actress Brittany Murphy has died at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was 32.
Early reports suggested that she’d suffered cardiac arrest.
Police have launched an investigation into her death, although the coroner has said that she died of natural causes.
A post mortem examination will be carried out.
Brittany Murphy’s big break came in 1995 with a key supporting role in Clueless and she went on to take parts in films including Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile and Sin City.
For twelve years, she has been the voice of Luane in the animated TV series King of the Hill and she also provided the voice of one of the penguins in the animated feature Happy Feet.
The actress had a number of films in post-production, due for release next year, including The Expendables, a star-studded big budget action thriller, starring and directed by Sylvester Stallone.