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Brittany Murphy's death "appears to be natural"

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Lots of rumours are swirling online about the sudden death of Brittany Murphy. We’re watching Twitter as people send their condolences and question the circumstances surrounding her passing.

The actress’ movie choices targetted a generation that now populates the social networking site.  Celebs like Ashton Kutcher, her ex-boyfriend and co-star of the movie “Just Married”,  are tweeting about her death,  “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out to Brittany’s family, her husband, and her amazing mother Sharon.”   

While the official word is that Murphy died of natural causes, at 32 years old, there are questions surrounding her secretive marriage to Simon Monjack – who has said he does not want an autopsy. Just two weeks ago blogger Perez Hilton eerily predicted to a San Diego radio station the Clueless star would be dead by the end of the year, due to drug issues or “something worse”. 

An official cause of death may not be determined for some time, since toxicology tests will be required, but “it appears to be natural”. An autopsy is planned for early this week.