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Just In: Brittany Murphy is dead at 32

Discussion in 'The OT' started by LarryFlowers, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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  2. Hutchinshouse

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    RIP

    far too young!
     
  3. bigshew

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    And about the same age as Karen Carpenter. Was she anorexic too. I've noticed she'd lost a good deal of weight the past 5 years or so.
    I liked most of her work. Sad.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    My favorite Murphy quote: "Rollin' with the homies."
     
  5. machavez00

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    RIP Luanne Platter
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  6. dave29

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    That's crazy, way too young.
     
  7. AntAltMike

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    What percentage of Hollywood people are reported to have died of cardiac problems versus the rest of the population? No aspersions cast towards this particular Hollywood person, who I have never heard of, but reported cardiac related deaths allegedly incurred by seemingly healthy Hollywood folk in the 30-50 year age range seem to outnumber those in the general population by a ratio of a good ten-to-one
     
  8. phrelin

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    "Cardiac arrest" just means her heart stopped. It's not normally considered the cause of death in someone 32 years old who is otherwise healthy.

    It's sad. RIP.
     
  9. Jimmy 440

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    What a shame.Very sad indeed.She was only 32. RIP.
     
  10. joshjr

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    Agree its very sad.

    Suspect we'll know more soon - she was known to have been into drugs for several years...still very sad so young.
     
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    My thoughts exactly :( R.I.P.
     
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    I saw this on CNN a while ago... certainly sad when someone so young passes away - celebrity or not....

    The only thing the struck me in reading the CNN article was this:

    If there is no sign of foul play, the coroner is indicating natural causes.... why are homicide and robbery detectives at her home? It doesn't strike me as SOP to open a homicide investigation for someone who collapsed in their home of, apparently, natural causes... Maybe it is normal - I'm not a cop and I don't even pretend to play one on TV - but it struck me as odd when I read that part of the article.
     
  15. rudeney

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    A friend and coworker of mine died in her early thirties of heart disease. She had no symptoms and no risk factors (no drugs, alcohol, no weight problems, etc.). They found the cause to be a congenital heart defect. It was quite sad as she left behind a husband and a one year old child. She's the one who gave me the nickname "Rudeney". She did that really for no particular reason; she just had cute names like that all of her friends. I am sure regardless of the cause, Ms. friends and Murphy's family will miss her.
     
  16. James Long

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    It is common to assume the worst when Hollywood is involved ... but people do die unexpectedly without any dramatic reason. The primary sign of heart disease is death.
     
  17. machavez00

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    Karen Carpenter also died of cardiac arrest at 32, and it was attributed to her battle with anorexia.
     
  18. phrelin

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    From the latest at the LA Times:
    Unless it was something really weird, they'll like know soon after the autopsy.
     
  19. AntAltMike

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    The term, "foul play" is a vague term that means different things to different people. I don't consider a death induced by voluntary use of illegal hallucinagenic or recreational drugs to be foul play. I think that when dozens of actors died in the late 1960s and throughout the entire decade of the 1970s, it was easy to sweep drug overdoses under the rug. It is surely much harder today to get a physician/coroner to file a false or misleading death report since the public scrutiny is greater and the means for repudiating inaccurate autopsies is so definitive. Over the last year, when I've wondered what ever happened to that guy who played Sargent Carter on Gomer Pyle, or Jarrod Barkley, or the captain of the Enterprise in the plot episode, I find out that they never did much else because they all allegedly had heart failures.
     
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    From this story:
     

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