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911 Recordings Capture Attempts to Revive Brittany Murphy

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Yesterday the Los Angeles Fire Department released the audio recording of the 911 call made by Brittany Murphy's mother when she found the actress collapsed in her home last month, reports LA Now.

The 8-minute-long tape includes the words of "a distraught Sharon Murphy [who] can be heard sobbing and wailing as she relays the dispatcher’s instructions for performing CPR to Brittany Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack." Apparently Monjack was already attempting to administer mouth-to-mouth on his wife when her mother made the call; during the course of the conversation "the dispatcher walks the pair through first aid efforts once again to ensure they are giving aid correctly."

At some point the elder Murphy indicated that her 32-year-daughter had "thr[own] up tons of stuff. Tons and tons of water," following the dispatcher's guidance to "clear the actress’ airway of food and other obstructions." However, when the paramedics arrived she exhibited no signs of life, and soon after was pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars Sinai.

Results of the autopsy have been deferred pending the results of the toxicology tests, which could take another month to process. Murphy was buried on Christmas Eve at Forest Lawn.