Brittany Murphy dies at 32

Brittany Murphy, the 32-year-old halachically Jewish actress and star of Clueless and 8 Mile, has died.

Ms Murphy, whose mother, Sharon, is Ashkenazi-Jewish, was reportedly transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles yesterday morning after collapsing in the shower, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

In May 2007, Ms Murphy married British Jewish screenwriter Simon Monjack in a small Jewish ceremony in Los Angeles.

Last updated: 10:55am, December 22 2009