Coroner: Brittany Murphy 'died of pneumonia'

Actress Brittany Murphy, who was married to British Jewish director, Simon Monjack, died of pneumonia, a Los Angeles coroner has ruled.

Ms Murphy, the star of Clueless and 8 Mile, died on December 20 at the Los Angeles home she shared with Mr Monjack.

Iron-deficiency anaemia and drug intoxication, which were all prescription medicines, were secondary factors in the 32-year-old’s death.

The death was declared accidental.

Last updated: 1:59pm, February 5 2010