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Murphy’s death ruled accidental

Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles 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. Firefighters tried unsuccessfully to revive Murphy.


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