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.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office is investigating how information from the Brittany Murphy autopsy report was leaked to the press on Tuesday. Investigators want to know how parts of the autopsy report were leaked to the gossip website TMZ.com, including a long list of prescription medications found at the home of Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack.
“I’m furious,” Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said on Tuesday about the leak of the Brittany Murphy autopsy results. “We don’t normally release partial information. If partial information goes out, it of course makes us look bad. Everybody ought to get it at the same time.” TMZ.com managing editor Harvey Levin has refused to comment on how the tabloid site obtained the autopsy information.
Brittany Murphy died on Sunday at the age of 32. Her death has widely been reported as the result of a heart attack. An official cause of death from the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has not yet been released. An official determination of the cause of death is on hold until toxicology and tissue tests are completed, which may take several weeks.
An investigation into a possible leak of information from theÂ Michael Jackson autopsy report earlier this year was also conducted by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office but no evidence of wrongdoing was ever found.
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.
Actress Britanny Murphy is dead after suffering a sudden heart attack on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was just 32-years-old. Murphy reported suffered full cardiac arrest Sunday morning and died after sheÂ could not be revived.
Britanny Murphy was known for her roles in such films as 8 Mile with rapper Eminem, Clueless, Girl, InterruptedÂ and Sin City. She was also a singer and released the hit club dance track “Faster Kill Pussycat” in 2006. Murphy has not had many major acting appearances recently, although in 2009 she was cast in the starring role for the Lifetime TV movie Tribute. Murphy has also provided the voice of the character of Luanne Platter on the long-running series King of the Hill.
According TMZ.com, a 911 call was placed from the home of Simon Monjack, Murphy’s husband, at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Emergency responders from the Los Angeles City Fire Department attempted to revive Murphy on scene but were unsuccessful. She was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. No other information has been released at this time.
Murphy has long been rumored to have a drug addiction problem andÂ has been accused of having an eating disorderÂ and using cocaine to lose weight, but she deniedÂ those rumors vehemently. “I’ve never even seen [cocaine]. I am also way too high-strung,” Murphy told PageSix.com in 2005.Â “I can’t even take a Sudafed. Can you imagine? My God. I think my heart would explode.”
Murphy is survived by her husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack, whom she married in 2007. Prior to her marriage to Monjack, she was briefly engaged to talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz and dated Just Married co-star Ashton Kutcher for a short time before his marriage to Demi Moore.