Actress Brittany Murphy has died earlier today in Los Angeles of an apparent cardiac arrest. After being found unconscious in the shower by her mother, she had been rushed to Cedar-Sinani Hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was 32.
Murphy’s breakout role was in the 1995 Amy Heckerling’s comedy Clueless. As wallflower Tai, Murphy’s character was on the receiving end of a make over that turned her into a hottie.Over the course of her career, the actress would appear in over 25 films ranging from dramas like Girl, Interrupted and 8 Mile to comedies like Drop Dead Gorgeous and Uptown Girls to action films like Sin City.
Although Murphy got her start in television, once she appeared in Clueless, she appeared almost exclusively on the big screen. One of her few post-Clueless television appearances was in a guest role of the series spin off from the film. She also was a part of the regular voice cast for the animated King Of The Hill.
More recently, Murphy had been having some career problems. After winning a role in Sylvester Stallone’s actioner The Expendables, her character became the victim of a rewrite that eliminated her. She also left the production of the upcoming thriller The Caller. Although her publicist sited the usual “creative differences,” there were reports that was a disruption and hindering production.