32- year-old Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy has died of full full cardiac arrest early Sunday, December 20, 2009, morning following a 911 call from her husband, Simon Monjack. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
"The sudden loss of our beloved Brittany is a terrible tragedy," her family says in a statement. "She was our daughter, our wife, our love and a shining star. We ask you to respect our privacy at this time."
Murphy began her career at age 9 on Broadway in Les Mis�rables, and went on to several short-lived television gigs before landing her role as Tai in 1995's hit comedy Clueless.
She starred in hit films as 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Don't Say a Word, and voiced the part of Luanne Platter in the Fox animated series King of the Hill. She became a tabloid favorite for dating Ashton Kutcher during and after their film, Just Married.
The actress was engaged several times�first to former agent, Jeff Kwatinetz, then Little Black Book production assistant Joe Macaluso�before marrying screenwriter Monjack in 2007.