Early in the morning of December 20, 2009, Brittany Murphy tells mom Sharon that she’s not feeling too hot. Then, just half an hour later, the 32-year-old actress collapses, and her husband, Simon Monjack, tries desperately to bring her back to consciousness. Sharon also dials 911 and begs for assistance from the emergency services – hoping against hope that they can save her daughter. But, ultimately, nothing helps, and tragically Murphy passes away in a Los Angeles hospital later that day.
Following Murphy’s untimely passing, though, wild rumors began to swirl about what exactly happened to cause her death. Even now, the events that led to the end of Murphy’s life aren’t completely clear. And when another heartbreaking loss hit the Murphy family mere months later, the plot only thickened.