Brittany Murphy’s sudden death at age 32 is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, which will conduct an autopsy ASAP, if possible this Monday.
No cause of death has yet been determined, but according to coroner’s Capt. John Kades, “Foul play is not suspected at this time because there were no outward signs of trauma or other injuries.”
Actress Brittany Murphy was found unresponsive in her home in the hills above West Hollywood on Sunday morning. Paramedics transported her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m.
A toxicology test looking for the presence of alcohol and drugs will also be conducted, but the results will not be available for weeks.
One of Murphy’s neighbors said that paramedics were inside her house for nearly an hour before she was taken to an ambulance on a stretcher.
A female neighbor said:
One paramedic was still working on her. First, I couldn’t even tell that it was Brittany that was on the stretcher. I looked like an older woman. Brittany was completely white and her face was covered with a mask. You could tell that something horrible had happened.
Post author: Daniel Semper