Actress and sometimes-singer Brittany Murphy died this morning after suffering cardiac arrest in her Los Angeles home. According to TMZ, Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack called 911 around 8 a.m., after her mother discovered her lying unconscious in the shower. She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Murphy was best known for starring in films such as Clueless, 8 Mile and Girl, Interrupted, but she was also an aspiring singer. Murphy kept a MySpace Music page (last login: June 10), and generated buzz last year when she revealed that she’d been working on her debut album with the help of Max Martin, Timbaland and Paul Oakenfold. (She provided plenty of steam for Oakenfold’s pop-electro hit “Faster Kill Pussycat,” from 2006’s A Lively Mind).
Though Murphy’s MySpace post indicated that the album was planned for late 2008, it obviously didn’t come to pass, and we are left wondering what became of her tracks. DJ Chris Cox, who also reportedly worked on her album, didn’t offer any details in tweetng his condolences.
Who’s to say what might have been? She had shown off her vocal chops singing Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” in romantic comedy Little Black Book, and recorded a cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” for the Happy Feet soundtrack.
So far there are no official reports suggesting what caused the 32-year old’s heart to stop.
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