No foul play suspected in Brittany’s death

Actress suffered from diabetes
Monday , 21 December 2009
No foul play suspected in Brittany’s death

The sudden death of BRITTANY MURPHY "appears to be natural" and foul play is not suspected, according to officials from the Los Angeles Coroner's office.

Hollywood was in shock on Sunday (Dec 20) as the news broke of the Clueless actress' passing at her home.

A spokesperson for L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center confirmed the star was dead on arrival at the hospital, but refused to give any other details.

However, online reports suggest Murphy was found unconscious in the shower by her mother, and had suffered a fatal cardiac arrest.

But, despite not revealing any further details of what might have caused the star's untimely demise, the Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter insists her death appears to be from natural causes.

He tells Access Hollywood, "It appears to be natural at this time. We do understand she had a bit of medical history."

It is believed the actress suffered from diabetes.

Coroner Captain John Kades adds, "Foul play is not suspected at this time because there were no outward signs of trauma or other injuries."

Kades states that an autopsy will be conducted on Monday or Tuesday.

Meanwhile, ALICIA SILVERSTONE has spoken of her sadness over the death of her Clueless co-star insisting they shared a "connection" following the film's huge success.

The pair both got their big breaks in the hit 1995 teen movie, in which they played students at a posh Beverly Hills high school.

Silverstone paid tribute to the actress after the news of her untimely death broke on Sunday, claiming she'd always "feel love" for her one-time colleague.

She tells People.com, "I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together. I feel love in my heart for her - and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad.

"I'm so saddened to hear this news. I loved working with Brittany. She was so talented, so warm, and so sweet."

Meanwhile, Silverstone's fellow Clueless co-star, Scrubs' Donald Faison, remembers the tragic actress: "Brittany was one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She had the voice of an angel and a genuine heart of gold. I'm very happy to have known and worked with such a special person. My heart goes out to all of her loved ones."

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