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Brittany Murphy was an actress who appeared in a string of critically acclaimed films, including Girl, Interrupted (1999) and 8 Mile (2002).
As a child, Brittany Murphy was a triple threat with dreams of being a star.
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Initial reports indicated that she had been fired from the film, but Murphy denied the rumors.
Shortly after the news that she had lost the job due to her poor attitude and spotty attendance on set, Murphy died on December 20, 2009. Initially reported as a heart attack, her death was later attributed to acute pneumonia and severe anemia. The actress was only 32 years old. Her husband died five months later.
At the time of her passing,
rumors circulated regarding possible drug use or an eating disorder contributed to her death. Her father offered another theory in November 2013. He released the results of tests done on a sample of Murphy's hair that showed exposure to rat poison. The authorities, however, are not interested in re-opening the case. According to the Huffington Post website, Chief Coroner Investigator and Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said that "We stand by our original reports."
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