Coroner Results For Actress Brittany Murphy

The Los Angeles County coroner says Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia but prescription drug intoxication was also a factor.

The coroner released its results Thursday.

Spokesman Craig Harvey says the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Harvey says the drugs ingested were all prescription medications.

Harvey declined to say more about what types of drugs were involved. He says those details will be released in about two weeks when a complete report is ready.

Murphy died Dec. 20 at age 32 after collapsing at her Hollywood Hills home. Her mother and husband have said that the actress didn't abuse prescription medications or have an eating disorder.

Attempts to contact them Thursday were unsuccessful.


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  • by KMJ Location: LA on Feb 4, 2010 at 08:27 PM
    Imagine a female Hollywood star not doing drugs and being anorexic. Now that would be a shocker...
  • by Andie on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:52 PM
    Who'd have thought that everyone was right: natural illness (pneumonia), anorexia (cause of anemia), and prescription pill abuse!
  • by Del Location: Kinston on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:43 PM
    Hey Vance, Brittany was also just like Rush not right but hooked on prescription meds.Amazing how members of the Greedy Obnoxious Party, put so much store in what a drug addict has to say.
  • by PK Location: Greenville on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:42 PM
    Vance: Wanna cookie? Regarding Rush- seems like Ms. Murphy and Rush had some things in common, huh? "Prescription drug intoxication". How does this fit into your "99.95%" formula Vance? Chocolate chip or Oatmeal raisin for you?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Its all so sad. I do not know why her mother and husband were all over television. They obviously did not know her very well.
  • by Vance on Feb 4, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Would not say what drugs were taking?I hate to say it but,I TOLD YOU SO!I am like Rush.Right 99.95% of the time.
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