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How did Brittany Murphy die exactly? Dive into the strange and suspicious death of this iconic actor in this upcoming new documentary series.

How did actress Brittany Murphy die?

Does it even have to be said that sudden deaths are always tragic? Especially when the person was young, it has the tendency to throw us into an existential crisis. Will I live to be as old as Dick Van Dyke, or will my time be cut short by an accident or deadly disease? Why does our time on this beautiful planet have to be so temporary, no matter how long we live?

We’re around for a short time frame when you look at it on a large scale. We won’t dive too deeply into that immersed conversation but it will come to mind when talking about Brittany Murphy. The young actress clearly passed away before her time but how did she die? Her life and death will be explored in a new, two-part docu series coming to HBO Max, the streaming service announced last week. 

Brittany Murphy died in her home in December 2009 at the age of thirty two, of pneumonia and combined drug intoxication. Interestingly, Simon Monjack was killed less than a year later by the same thing, paving the way for widespread speculation about the circumstances of Brittany’s death. The actress’ death was officially ruled as an accident but naturally, folks are curious. 

The series

Brittany Murphy, a star of Clueless, rose to fame through many acclaimed roles in the ‘90s and early 2000s. Her credits include Girl, 8 Mile, Interrupted, and voiced Luanne on Fox’s King of the Hill

Private Violence filmmaker Cynthia Hill is set to direct the new show. “I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Brittany’s promising life and career has been eclipsed by the circumstances of her death,” said Hill in a statement. She added, “I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simone’s deaths.”

The series’ release date hasn’t been set yet. The suspicious details of the actress’ death were explored last year in the Investigation Discovery documentary Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery. There’s also the controversial Lifetime film The Brittany Murphy Story which was denounced by Murphy’s father. 

How did Brittany Murphy die?

Many of us have experienced pneumonias before and yes, they can kill. But usually, it would not have been fatal for someone like Brittany Murphy. Why would a thirty-two-year-old just drop dead from pneumonia. But it is clear to the public that the mingling of certain drugs can and have brought on an early grim reaper. 

Some people believe Murphy was a victim of foul play, like poisoning and thus would like the conversations surrounding her death to shift to a homicide case. When her husband Simon Monjack died five months later, the public ran wild with the conspiracy theories. At this point, it’s never hard to believe that the news doesn’t tell us everything they know

How did the actress die? Well, one of the strangest theories involves the U.S. government targeting Brittany and Simon. (We know our government can be quite sneaky at times but maybe the docu series will explore possible evidence for this theory.) Another theory is suggesting that toxic mold in their $3 million Hollywood home is responsible for killing the couple. 

Other folks are estimating that Brittany Murphy’s husband had something to do with her untimely demise. On Wednesday’s FOX 11 True Crime Files, you’re going to see a look at the star’s life and unexpected death. You’ll listen to a talk with nationally known Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht who was hired by Murphy’s father to investigate the death. He and everyone else involved are more than ready to set the record straight. 

The Brittany Murphy case is very intriguing but don’t believe everything you hear. There are people who can unbiasedly set the record straight because they were there and/or knew Murphy personally 一 they’re the people we should listen to! Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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