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Brittany Murphy was Apparently Treated for Laryngitis Prior to Death
Autopsy results have been deferred as toxicology reports and tissue studies are in process, but some details of the days leading up to Brittany Murphy's Sunday morning death have been revealed. Husband Simon Monjack told Access Hollywood that Murphy has been treated for laryngitis days before her death and her condition did not seem that serious, according to the New York Daily News. Sunday was just "a regular day," he said.
Murphy had complained of shortness of breath and stomach pain over a week before her death. On Sunday morning, she went to the bathroom around 7:30 a.m. A half hour later her mother went to check on her, finding her lying on the floor in an unresponsive state. Screams prompted Monjack to run to the bathroom where he tried to revive her by putting her in the shower after calling 911.
When paramedics arrived, Murphy was "without signs of life," according to notes from a police investigator.
It will be about four to six weeks until tests and studies will be returned to the coroner's office. Once completed, the office will be able to publish its final ruling on the cause and manner of Murphy's death.
Murphy apparently had a will, reportedly written before she met Monjack. It leaves her home to her mother.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.