Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit “Clueless” and rose to stardom in “8 Mile,” died Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 32.
Murphy was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart said. Stewart would not provide a cause of death or any other information.
It’d be easy to react to this story with another “Celebrity in 2009, crazy right??” reaction, but without attempting to overblow a situation that we still don’t know anything specific about, this news is beyond shocking. Thirty-two??? I mean, not that the Michael Jackson or Billy Mays situations weren’t completely surprising when they occurred, nor are they related to this at all other than also being recent, but when anyone goes at 32, it’s a whole other level of just outright bewilderment.
I’m sure more details will come out in the next couple days as TMZ aggressively blackmails her housekeeper’s mother, or however else they usually get their information, but for now, there’s not much else to say about this story other than just confusion. Feel free to react in the comments, Clueless generation.