The L.A county coroner announces Murphy’s cause of death as multiple drug intoxication, anemia, and pneumonia. It is an accidental death that could have been avoided. Assistant Chief Ed Winter:
This was a case of a person with pneumonia who was anemic (having a low blood count) who was taking medication when she should’ve been getting medical treatment.
Murphy dies after going into cardiac arrest. A 911 call is made at 8 a.m. from the Los Angeles home of her husband, Simon Monjack. She is pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The cause of her death is unknown at this time.
Kutcher plays Tom in this romantic comedy. Tom marries Sarah against her parents wishes. The two must learn how to make their marriage work while honeymooning in Europe. Sarah’s parents send Sarah’s ex-boyfriend to break up the marriage. Co-starring Brittany Murphy and Christian Kane.
Tom is closer to me than any other character I’ve played. If I’m not in control of a situation, I get very anxious and he’s the same. A lot of the characters I play are very naïve and I don’t think I’m like that. And I’m not stupid!
Brittany Murphy is born in Atlanta, Georgia to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. She is raised by her single mother in Edison, New Jersey. She has two older half-brothers and a younger half-sister. She attends Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey. Her mother:
I raised Brittany alone. We didn’t have much at first, but we always had each other. My daughter and I were our only family, and we were inseparable and always there for each other in good times and bad.