Brittany Murphy’s death ruled accidental, due to pneumonia, drug intake

Brittany Murphy’s death was ruled by the Coroner’s office as an accidental death caused by “community acquired pneumonia,” iron deficiency anemia, and multiple drug intoxication.

The L.A. Times reports:

Coroner officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of “drug intake,” and the Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident. They said an autopsy report would be available in two weeks.

Regarding the multiple drugs found in her system, TMZ has more:

As for the multiple drugs found in her system, we’re told they were both prescription, including medicine for cramps, and over-the-counter medications, including cough syrup. Our sources say the drugs “pushed her over the line” but the underlying problems were the pneumonia and anemia.

Her unfortunate and untimely death could have been prevented with the proper care.

RIP Brittany.

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