A recording of the 911 call placed by the family of actress Brittany Murphy after her collapse reveals tragic details of the last moments before her death. The Brittany Murphy 911 call recounts her mother and husbands’ desperate attempts to save her before emergency personnel arrive.
“My daughter’s passed out… they’re doing mouth to mouth… please get here!” Sharon Murphy tells the emergency operator in the 911 call. The actress’s mother can be heard sobbing as she relays instructions to Simon Monjack, Brittany’s husband, on performing CPR.
Sharon Murphy told the emergency dispatcher her daughter “was dizzy” before her collapse. “She couldn’t walk right. She had a cold.” She also said Brittany Murphy had been vomiting severely. During the call, Sharon Murphy cries out to her daughter in anguish: “Brittany, please come back!”
An official autopsy on Brittany Murphy’s body by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office did not yield an immediate cause of death. Toxicology and tissue tests are still pending and expect to be returned in 4 to 6 weeks.
Brittany Murphy was laid to rest in a private memorial on Dec. 24 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Actress Brittany Murphy was reportedly seriously ill before her death from an apparent heart attack on Sunday. Murphy may be been suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to a statement made to paramedics by her mother, Sharon Murphy. There is growing speculation, however, that an eating disorder or possible drug use may have been a contributor to the young star’s death.Â
According to reports from the ongoing investigation into her death, Brittany Murphy told family members she was experiencing ‘flu-like’ symptoms for several days before her collapse and was taking prescription medications for the illness. On Sunday, Murphy reportedly began vomiting uncontrollably early in the morning. The Sin City star collapsed in her bathroom and was found lying in the shower by her mother.
One source, quoted by Perez Hilton, stated there “were a lot…a lot of prescription drugs in the house” when police investigators arrived at the scene. No illegal drugs, however, were reportedly found on scene. US Magazine noted on Monday that Murphy looked extremely emaciated at a red carpet event in Los Angeles on Dec. 3. Murphy long battled rumors she had an eating disorder and a drug use problem, both of which she has repeatedly denied.
An autopsy is on Brittany Murphy’s body is reportedly underway by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, allegedly asked that an autopsy not be done. Investigators refused that request due to the mysterious nature of the death, although at this time police say no foul play is suspected.