Actress Brittany Murphy was wheeled into the Cedars Sinai hospital today morning after her husband called 911 reporting a cardiac arrest.
The 32-year-old actress, who starred in “Clueless” and with Eminem in “8 Mile,” was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to Selena Barrows, an investigator with the coroner’s office.
“We have a preliminary death report of someone with the name of Brittany Murphy,” Barrows told TheWrap. The report came from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The news was first reported by TMZ.com.
TMZ said multiple sources reported that the actress had gone into cardiac arrest and could not be revived on Sunday morning.
Barrows said cardiac arrest could mean any number of things, and was not an indication of the cause of death.
However, Murphy’s suspected excessive use of drugs had been the subject of widespread speculation, and was even the subject of a parody sketch on a recent “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department said a 911 call was made at 8 a.m. from the Los Angeles home of Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.