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December 4, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Brittany Murphy died in December 2009, but her final film hasn't seen the light of day. When Murphy passed away at age 32, she had completed production of her last movie, "Something Wicked. " But because of her death - caused by pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication - the film's post-production was delayed until this year. Now the independent production directed by Darin Scott has finally been completed. However, since the film doesn't have a distributor, it's unclear when it will be seen by fans.
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November 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death. Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of new toxicology tests he'd had done after suing to gain possession of hair samples that were not used in the autopsy process.  The tests revealed higher-than-normal levels of 10 heavy metals in his daughter's hair, he said, and the lab he used suggested such a result was most likely from third-party poisoning.
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November 19, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.  The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to have died from acquired pneumonia and severe anemia. Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later at age 40 from the same natural causes. Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy's biological father, reportedly sued to get access to hair samples that had gone unused during the investigation following the actress' death, then sought testing from an independent lab.  PHOTO GALLERY: Brittany Murphy on tour with the USO The Carlson Co. lab report, obtained by the Wrap , indicated the presence of high levels of 10 heavy metals in Murphy's hair and, barring accidental exposure to all the metals simultaneously, suggested the source could be "a third-party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.
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November 19, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.  The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to have died from acquired pneumonia and severe anemia. Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later at age 40 from the same natural causes. Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy's biological father, reportedly sued to get access to hair samples that had gone unused during the investigation following the actress' death, then sought testing from an independent lab.  PHOTO GALLERY: Brittany Murphy on tour with the USO The Carlson Co. lab report, obtained by the Wrap , indicated the presence of high levels of 10 heavy metals in Murphy's hair and, barring accidental exposure to all the metals simultaneously, suggested the source could be "a third-party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.
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December 20, 2009 | By Andrew Blankstein and Ching-Ching Ni
Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of actress Brittany Murphy. Police have been dispatched to Cedars-Sinai and to the Los Angeles home where Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest earlier today. Police sources emphasized that their inquiry was preliminary, adding they could not say whether it would point to any criminal conduct. [Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the house was located in West Hollywood.] L.A. city firefighters responded to a call from the home in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road.
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February 4, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The L.A. County coroner's office says actress Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Coroner officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of "drug intake," and the Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident. They said an autopsy report would be available in two weeks. Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest at her home in the Hollywood Hills. L.A. firefighters responded to a medical call at about 8 a.m. at the home she shared with husband Simon Monjack in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road.
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December 22, 2009 | By Steven Zeitchik and Rachel Abramowitz
One of the first things Brittany Murphy did when she showed up on the Oregon set of her indie thriller "Something Wicked" last June was acknowledge -- and apologize for -- her weight. "I met her on the first day she arrived [on set] in Eugene with her husband," said Scott Chambers, a principal at Chambers Productions and an executive producer on the picture. "She looked ill, as much as 10 pounds underweight, and she's a small person to begin with. She easily could have made an excuse not to come to work, but she didn't.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2009 | Ching-Ching Ni and Andrew Blankstein
Brittany Murphy, the actress who broke out with the teen comedy "Clueless" and gained critical acclaim for her role as rapper Eminem's love interest in the hip-hop drama "8 Mile," died Sunday morning of sudden cardiac arrest, police said. She was 32. Los Angeles firefighters responded to a medical call about 8 a.m. at the 8,000-square-foot home Murphy shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the hills above the Sunset Strip. There were conflicting reports as to whether Murphy was discovered by Monjack or her mother.
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January 10, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Just Married" is of interest only as a product of such generic blandness as to be absolutely airtight: not a whiff of originality or real life has been allowed to spoil its plastic perfection. Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy are attractive and skilled performers as the film's newlyweds, but the movie is so mechanical it's like watching Barbie and Ken dolls going through the motions.
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September 9, 2001 | QUENDRITH JOHNSON, Quendrith Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles
An amusing incident occurs the day before an interview with Brittany Murphy. Actor Justin Long, one of her pals and her red-carpet date for this year's MTV Movie Awards, has agreed to talk about this young actress, who finds her star rising in three prominent fall movies ("Sidewalks of New York," "Don't Say a Word," "Riding in Cars With Boys"). But sitting on the patio at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Long becomes momentarily confused.
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December 4, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Brittany Murphy died in December 2009, but her final film hasn't seen the light of day. When Murphy passed away at age 32, she had completed production of her last movie, "Something Wicked. " But because of her death - caused by pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication - the film's post-production was delayed until this year. Now the independent production directed by Darin Scott has finally been completed. However, since the film doesn't have a distributor, it's unclear when it will be seen by fans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2010 | By Richard Winton
Actress Brittany Murphy's sudden death at 32 was due to pneumonia exacerbated by anemia and a harmful combination of medications. Ending weeks of speculation in the entertainment media over the Dec. 20 death of the "Clueless" and "8 Mile" star, the Los Angeles County coroner announced Thursday that the primary cause was "community-acquired pneumonia," with contributing factors of "iron deficiency anemia" and "multiple drug intoxication." The drugs involved were prescription and over-the-counter medications she took orally, said Ed Winter, assistant chief at the L.A. County coroner's office.
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The L.A. County coroner's office says actress Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Coroner officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of "drug intake," and the Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident. They said an autopsy report would be available in two weeks. Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest at her home in the Hollywood Hills. L.A. firefighters responded to a medical call at about 8 a.m. at the home she shared with husband Simon Monjack in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2009 | By Steven Zeitchik and Rachel Abramowitz
One of the first things Brittany Murphy did when she showed up on the Oregon set of her indie thriller "Something Wicked" last June was acknowledge -- and apologize for -- her weight. "I met her on the first day she arrived [on set] in Eugene with her husband," said Scott Chambers, a principal at Chambers Productions and an executive producer on the picture. "She looked ill, as much as 10 pounds underweight, and she's a small person to begin with. She easily could have made an excuse not to come to work, but she didn't.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2009 | Ching-Ching Ni and Andrew Blankstein
Brittany Murphy, the actress who broke out with the teen comedy "Clueless" and gained critical acclaim for her role as rapper Eminem's love interest in the hip-hop drama "8 Mile," died Sunday morning of sudden cardiac arrest, police said. She was 32. Los Angeles firefighters responded to a medical call about 8 a.m. at the 8,000-square-foot home Murphy shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the hills above the Sunset Strip. There were conflicting reports as to whether Murphy was discovered by Monjack or her mother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2009 | By Andrew Blankstein and Ching-Ching Ni
Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of actress Brittany Murphy. Police have been dispatched to Cedars-Sinai and to the Los Angeles home where Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest earlier today. Police sources emphasized that their inquiry was preliminary, adding they could not say whether it would point to any criminal conduct. [Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the house was located in West Hollywood.] L.A. city firefighters responded to a call from the home in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2004 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Remember when PDA simply stood for public display of affection? In today's rapid-fire, time-deprived world, the acronym more frequently refers to the personal digital assistant -- those little hand-held electronic information devices that hold people's entire lives and have become nearly as ubiquitous as cellphones.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death. Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of new toxicology tests he'd had done after suing to gain possession of hair samples that were not used in the autopsy process.  The tests revealed higher-than-normal levels of 10 heavy metals in his daughter's hair, he said, and the lab he used suggested such a result was most likely from third-party poisoning.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2004 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Remember when PDA simply stood for public display of affection? In today's rapid-fire, time-deprived world, the acronym more frequently refers to the personal digital assistant -- those little hand-held electronic information devices that hold people's entire lives and have become nearly as ubiquitous as cellphones.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Just Married" is of interest only as a product of such generic blandness as to be absolutely airtight: not a whiff of originality or real life has been allowed to spoil its plastic perfection. Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy are attractive and skilled performers as the film's newlyweds, but the movie is so mechanical it's like watching Barbie and Ken dolls going through the motions.
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