Brittany Murphy’s autopsy results

brittany_murphyThe results of Brittany Murphy‘s autopsy show that there were no signs of foul play. Nothing pointed to a cause of death, so other tests, including toxicology and neuropathology reports, are needed to determine what killed the young actress. A source told TMZ that Brittany’s body appeared “normal” and was not overly thin. An investigator’s notes, procured by the entertainment news site, told the sequence of events on the day Brittany died. Her mother, Sharon, found her unconscious in the bathroom, and called for help. Brittany’s husband, Simon Monjack, jumped out of bed and while Sharon called 911, “attempted to revive the decedent by placing her in the shower and running the water.” When paramedics arrived, they carried Brittany, who was “without signs of life,” to the master bedroom, where they attempted to revive her. An investigation of the house turned up an assortment of medications that had been prescribed for Brittany, Sharon and Simon, which included two pain relievers, an antibiotic, heart medicine, a depression med, two anxiety meds, migraine tablets, an anti-inflammatory, and diabetes medication. No alcohol or illegal drugs were found. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. mandee • December 22, 2009 @ 12:02 PM

    well, it states right there “heart medicine” therefore this could have been nothing more than her heart finally giving out. RIP Brittany. cant wait for the reports to come back, i wanna know.

  2. Johnny • December 22, 2009 @ 12:04 PM

    Sometimes these things just happen for no reason at all, healthy young people unfortunately die….its terrible but its life. Its not like knowing what killed her is going to bring her back…
    I love how the article speculates about all the drugs in the house as if they were factors; I mean come on, if you looked in any of our medicine cabinets we have a lot of those same medications in our houses, it doesn’t mean we are taking them all if any….

  3. Moviefan • December 22, 2009 @ 12:28 PM

    I didn’t get from reading this that the article states the meds were factors in her death, actually the contrary. I think it shows that what she had in her house was a normal amount of medication. I assumed the heart medication was probably for her mom. The diabetes medication was probably for Brittany, and if she had the flu, the antibiotics were for her as well… the article seems to state that it doesn’t seem like an outrageous amount of meds for three people. And there was no alcohol? Wow, these people were clean living – I mean, what house doesn’t have at least a bottle of wine?

  4. may • December 22, 2009 @ 12:45 PM

    my house doesn’t have a bottle of wine or alcohol, its because i don’t drink:)

  5. Johnny • December 22, 2009 @ 3:48 PM

    Why even mention what drugs were in the house if you are not pointing towards those being a cause in her death? That is my point. Also in reading other websites they are basically saying she had all kinds of empty containers of prescription drugs on her bedside table.

  6. Moviefan • December 22, 2009 @ 4:57 PM

    For informational purposes? To point out that there was nothing there that was unusual? Why not mention them? I have empty containers of prescription drugs at my house too. I just haven’t gotten around to throwing them away, mainly because my name/private info is on them and I don’t want my name on a pill bottle where someone can find it at a dump because the stickers are really hard to get off. Maybe, as a celebrity, she didn’t throw them out because paparrazzi and fans are known for going through celebrity garbages.

  7. mandee • December 22, 2009 @ 6:44 PM

    i keep hearing she has always had heart probs so i think the heart meds were for her.

  8. Jo-Anne • December 23, 2009 @ 9:05 AM

    at this point, I think it’s obviously all speculation…so, the media reports she had those medications available is only that….she had them available…

  9. Johnny • December 23, 2009 @ 10:02 AM

    My point is when they list all the medications that were in the house the media and certain websites point towards a prescription drug overdose. Based on the preliminary results it appears she may have died of natural causes…could something of assisted in that…perhaps but that is what an autopsy is for; to pin point the cause of death…I still think it could have been H1N1, but I am speculating as well.

  10. Jo-Anne • December 23, 2009 @ 2:34 PM

    I believe Johnny they are only pointing towards possibilities…

    and there’s room within those possibilities for any number of realities…

    believe you are right that the autopsy will pinpoint the cause and should end speculation. You are only doing what everyone else is doing at this time, me included, waiting for an answer….

  11. Suneagle • December 23, 2009 @ 6:10 PM

    RIP Brittany. Your Charm and witt will be missed. I saw here first in the Movie called “Drive” with Marc Dacascose awesome fight scenes in that movie. But people you need to wake up. Perscription & none Perscription pharmaceutical drugs can kill. Side effects vary but all those pills perscribed to this poor girl is another result in the BS system we have to help cure people. I’m a firm believer in Natural Paths etc etc. Cancer’s and Depression, Heart disease and other health issues need to be explored by these methods, lets not ignore what nature has provided for us… Very Sad Brittany was very talented…Bless your journey to Heaven..

  12. Alaina • December 23, 2009 @ 9:29 PM

    Brittany was a great actress. I don’t know what killed her, but from her filmography, there hasn’t been a whole lot going on in recent years and I don’t think it’s because she wasn’t in demand. I’m thinking she wasn’t all that well. We’ll hear soon enough… It’s just a huge shame for anyone to die young.

  13. mandee • December 24, 2009 @ 4:54 AM

    suneagle there is no natural cure for depression, heart disease, liver disease, cancers, tumors, etc, etc. SOME things may be treatable without meds, but none of the ones you listed are in the group that doesnt require medical treatment.

  14. Nancy • December 24, 2009 @ 7:32 PM

    She’s being buried tonight, in the same cemetery as Michael Jackson. I feel very sad for her family. It’s hard to lose someone, especially at this time of year, when families are coming together for the holidays. RIP Brittany.

  15. Kim • December 24, 2009 @ 10:48 PM

    There are some natural medicines that work for some problems. I used to have a prescription for depression but it made my heart speed up. I use 5HTP now and it works really well. You can get it at the grocery store, health store or drug store, no prescription needed. I have a feeling pills didn’t kill her though. If she had flu, that might have been it. Wasn’t that how the 13-year-old boy died of H1N1 in Ontario? He went to take a bath and passed out and was found by his father. The thing hit hard before anyone really knew what was going on, he was only sick for a few days. Whatever it was, RIP Brittany. You will be missed. And may God give your mother the strength to get through this.

  16. mandee • December 25, 2009 @ 2:27 AM

    kim, if you click my name and check that website, that would TERRIFY me to take that kind of pill. (it was banned because of too many deaths related to it!) i actually want to go on anti depressants but since i dont have a family dr its next to impossible.

  17. Kim • December 26, 2009 @ 9:34 PM

    I clicked on the link and it doesn’t say 5-HTP was banned, it was L-Tryptophan. Not the same thing. If 5-HTP was banned, it wouldn’t be available, especially not over the counter. I’ve been taking it for almost a year and have had no side effects at all, unlike the ones prescribed by my doctor (I gained 30 pounds in one year on one of the anti-depression meds). However, I wouldn’t take any kind of anti-depression med without first seeing my doctor. He took one look at the state I was in and wrote a prescription. Everyone knew there was something seriously wrong with me, I was barely able to function. My body apparently doesn’t produce seratonin naturally any more. Anti-depression meds do that for you, when released into the body. I went for awhile with no anti-depression meds, and my friends actually asked me to go back on them. So unfortunately, I really need them and 5-HTP is the most natural one I can find. I read over the warning and I abide by the outlines indicated, and have none of the medical conditions under which a person shouldn’t take it. So don’t worry, for me it’s fine but of course everyone’s different and should read up on it before taking it (and also first check with your doctor that you actually need meds). Thank you very much for the link however, it was very interesting!

  18. mandee • December 26, 2009 @ 9:54 PM

    oh youre welcome. sorry, i only skimmed through it, im glad you read it more in depth and let me know that i read it wrong. i dont have a family doctor, the one i had i only had her for 2 years and she didnt help me at all, i was having severe chest pains, couldnt breathe, got so weak i couldnt move etc, turned out i needed my gallbladder out. i finally went and asked the clinic to send me for an ultrasound and when they did i was in for surgery within 28 days because they said i had multiple gallstones 1.83 CM each. she wouldnt even check me, she kept saying oh its panic attacks. i seriously thought i was having a heart attack!! also, everything else i went to her about she simply dismissed. so i havent been to her in about 2 years and i dont think she would give me meds. im aware that i have issues and have depression. i cry a LOT at EVERYTHING. i cant even watch tv anymore without having crying fits. i have some crazy thoughts as well. i cant seem to keep myself awake etc. my sister and dad and a few other family members also suffer from depression. i havent told anyone in my family though because i dont want them knowing :S im pretty good with hiding it, i just stay away from everyone! im glad the pills work for you. i may actually look into it more.

  19. gypsy • December 27, 2009 @ 12:14 AM

    Mandee..If you feel that bad you can go to the hospital and see a doc. on call,tell him how you feel and he will refer you to a proper doctor!!It seem’s you are going through many similar things my daughter went through!Really its not good to hide your feelings.There is help out there,and no need for you to suffer.I know Its none of my business,but I don’t like to see anybody suffer alone!!!IT DOESN’T HURT TO TRY!!!

  20. demigod • December 27, 2009 @ 4:20 PM

    Kim,Mandee just a suggestion..a better and more effective alternative to antidepressants is methylphenidate(Ritalin). Itll definitely pick you up, and is a bit of an appetite suppressant lol. Its easy to get a script thru your family doc or walk-in clinic.

  21. mandee • December 27, 2009 @ 4:27 PM

    actually, it can hurt to try :S to be a personal support worker (which i intend on going to school for in sept) and to be a social worker (which i wanna be eventually as well) you have to be in good mental and physical condition. they expect a full medical report stating there is nothing that can prevent you from doing either of those jobs, and i think having depression CAN prevent you. if i dont tell anyone and start working and then get meds maybe they will think im just overwhelmed by my work or something. i dont want to risk not being able to do the only 2 things i want to do. 🙁

  22. Tristisa • December 27, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

    I used to take 5htp also and is very good for elevating one’s mood but keep in mind that it does contain tryptophan which makes one very tired as well. If you are taking this daily, it will really affect your sleep patterns and can cause or assist in worsening depression. I told my doctor I only wanted natural to allieve my depression and he suggested trying Inositol, which you add to water and drink daily. It helps to control blood sugar levels which could help alleviate some of the symtoms of depression. It worked for me. RIP Brittany Murphy…taken way too young.

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