Actress Brittany Murphy dies in LA at age 32

Current news updates, World current newsLOS ANGELES - The sudden death of 32-year-old Brittany Murphy, who gained fame in such movies as "8 Mile" and "Just Married," appeared to be from natural causes but police are investigating, officials said.

Murphy died about 10 a.m. Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, as said by the hospital.

She was taken to the medical center after the Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. at the home she shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the Hollywood Hills.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Murphy actually collapsed in the bathroom, and authorities were looking into Murphy medical history.

Born November 10, 1977, in Atlanta, Murphy grew up in New Jersey and later on moved with her mother to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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