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Murphy post mortem report released

A post mortem report on Brittany Murphy's death has been released
A post mortem report on Brittany Murphy's death has been released
Brittany Murphy (November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009)
an American actress and singer. She starred in films such as Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City and Riding in Cars with Boys, and performed vocals on a variety of films. She died of a heart attack aged 32. Photo: Getty Images

Brittany Murphy's post mortem report details how pneumonia, severe anaemia and prescription medications killed the 8 Mile actress.

The report stated the 32-year-old actress' menstrual period left her in a weakened state after contracting pneumonia.

The report states prescription medications found in Murphy's system were consistent with treatment of a cold or respiratory illness, but contributed to her death.

The actress had been complaining of severe abdominal pain for seven to 10 days before her death. But the report states the actress' husband and mother thought it was related to Murphy's period, which they told investigators was often severe.

An autopsy found no evidence that Murphy abused drugs. Investigators found numerous prescription medications in the actress' home, which she shared with her mother, Sharon, and husband, Simon Monjack.

The actress was taking anti-seizure medications and hydrocodone, the report said.

The Clueless star had a doctor's appointment scheduled, but died before her appointment, assistant chief coroner Ed Winter has said.

Murphy died on December 20 and her death was ruled accidental.

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