Brittany Murphy died

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by vesperholly, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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  2. DaveRocks

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    Wow -- so young. Very sad. :(
  3. canadianskater

    canadianskater New Member

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    She was an awesome actress... so young too!!!
  4. Buzz

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    A terrible loss. My thoughts go out to her family and friends. R.I.P.
  5. chantilly

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    I may turn out to be wrong but I'm pretty sure her death will be drug related; either pharmaceutical or recreational. I believe that's why she struggled with her career in the last few years because of drugs and alcohol.

    It's funny to me because I live in Canada and I know America has much tougher recreational drug laws then we do here or they are punished to the extent of the law. But they have such a HUGE problem with pharmaceutical drug use which from what I understand are far more addictive and dangerous than a lot of recreational drugs.

    I know it has to do with money etc but it's kinda sad and hypocritical to me. l
  6. KikiSashaFan

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    Wow that's so sad :( I loved her in Clueless.
  7. Coco

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    She was very talented and fun to watch on screen. Last I heard, she'd married a somewhat shady character. I hope this was just an accident. Such a waste...RIP.
  8. Stormy

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    When they said cardiac arrest, my first thought was an OD as well. That's very sad, she was so young and I liked her movies.

    ETA: Not really doubting TMZ, but I can't find the story on the major news outlets, just the tabloid ones.
  9. vesperholly

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    Drugs were the first thing that came to mind for me, too. :(

    She was great in Girl, Interrupted too - I can't hear the phrase "eat-in kitchen" without thinking "eat-in chicken".

    IMDB says her prom date was Jonathan Brandis.
  10. soxxy

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    How sad. I loved her in 'Clueless', too. RIP.
  11. overedge

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    Was this really necessary? Can't we just be sorry that the poor girl passed away?
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  12. Rex

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    Sad, very sad.
    I've heard rumors of her drug use for years now....wish someone had been able to reach out to her. Poor thing. What a waste.
  13. canbelto

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    I'm thinking drugs too. Or anorexia, considering how frighteningly thin she looked in recent years. But such a shame. She was talented and seemed like a pleasant person. :(
  14. skatemommy

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    I agree, she looks so thin in that picture. My guess is electrolyte imbalance. I'm so sorry for her husband and family. This is really tragic so close to the holidays.
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    :( I enjoyed all of her movies. R.I.P.
  16. Smiley0884

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    SO sad :( I LOVED her in "clueless", "uptown girls", and "little black book". She did look SO thin in the past few years I couldn't help but wonder if she had an ED. Either way...the whole thing is just tragic :(
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    I'm soo sad. I really liked her acting and I loved her in Riding in cars with boys. Everyone in high school said I looked like her (random fact).

    How devastating :(
  18. Jodi

    Jodi Caulkhead forever

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    Wow, very sad :(
  19. backspin

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    "Love & Other Disasters" is one of my favorite movies. She was so talented; what a shame.
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    Yes, she was very talented and I loved her in Clueless. She got really, really skinny--so I wouldn't be surprised if an ED was a factor. Her natural body shape was not to be that skinny. She looked really bad in recent pics that I saw. It's a sad thing. Sometimes young people do die of heart disease, but in her case I think other factors may well have played a part.

    I think her husband was rushed to the hospital not that long ago, too, for some reason.
  21. IceAlisa

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    Being a successful actor has to be included as one of the risk factors for various health problems. IMO, of course.
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    I'm thinking it was eating disorder related. How sad.
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    I forgot to include King of the Hill. She always cracked me up in that.
  24. IceAlisa

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    Yes, I am thinking drugs, eating disorder or both. If it's drugs, they'll find them but in case of an eating disorder they may find nothing specific.

    ETA-from her bio. I didn't know this:
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    Wow, her poor family.

    It does sound like something was up with her, though--she's looked unhealthy for the past few years.
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    Officially it was stated he had an asthmatic crisis.

    I'm surprised of the news, she was a nice actress.
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    I was thinking the same thing. Drugs or eating disorder, or a combination of both. How sad. She really was a talented actress. But, in addition she was someone's daughter, sister (?), friend, what a loss.

    I'm not sure if what you are objecting to is discussion of how she may have died. I don't like to see other's misfortunes and people's passing turned into entertainment. But if she did die from an eating disorder and/or drug use, one can hope that maybe she could save someone else, in her situation.

    So young, so sad :(.
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  28. museksk8r

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    So devastating! I will really miss her! It's so sad to think she may be another Hollywood cautionary tale though we still don't know all the details yet. She did seem very troubled the past couple of years. :( I think I may have a Brittany Murphy marathon now . . . I feel like I have every movie she acted in. She was so talented and I was a fan of her work. I'm totally in a bad mood now. :(
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  30. Rex

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    I understand how overedge feels; some people are sensitive to talk like that. But yeah, obviously as a celeb/public figure, people are going to be interested in how she died.
  31. IceAlisa

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    Most importantly, this is an untimely death. That always draws speculation, celebrity or not.
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    She looked alarmingly thin in that picture.
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    Oh how sad. I loved her in Clueless. RIP :(
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    I really liked Brittany in Uptown Girls with Dakota Fanning. And she was really great in Don't Say A Word with Michael Douglas.

    While I'm in this thread, I just want to join the camp of those who wish people would keep rumours and stories to themselves in regards to someone who has just lost their life when the hospital/medical staff haven't even made any statements in regards to the cause of death.

    At least wait until a person is buried before the gossip-mongering begins. The poor lady just died! :(
  36. Aussie Willy

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    She was great in "Don't say a word". A friend and I watched that movie on DVD didn't know who she was but were incredibly impressed with her talent.

    Very sad.
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    wow! :( completely unexpected to me. she was such a cute, tiny little thing. and so very talented. what a loss. R.I.P
  38. overedge

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    Well, if she died because of drug abuse and/or eating disorders, I'd like to see some confirmation of that before using her sad story as an example. But what I was also objecting to was using someone's passing as an excuse to rant about the differences between US and Canadian drug laws.
  39. maggylyn

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    Me too.

    :(
  40. WindSpirit

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    I heard about it, too. So when I saw the news on Yahoo, I thought it was either that or an eating disorder. And she was only 32. Very sad. Even sadder after they brought up the interview she gave on Dec 3, where she said she'd like to have a child next year.

    R.I.P., Brittany.