According to sources over at TMZ.com and the New York Daily News, actress Brittany Murphy has died at the age of 32. Reports are that a 911 call was made early this morning from her husband, Simon Monjack. Murphy was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival after going into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
Probably best known for her work as the made-over Tai in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, Murphy was recently replaced on the set of her latest starring vehicle, The Caller, for being a disruption and hindering production. Her replacement, Rachelle Lefevre, herself was recently replaced in the Twilight series by Bryce Dallas Howard. Murphy's rep stated "creative differences" as the reason for the split. Murphy was also written out of the upcoming Sylvester Stallone actioner, The Expendables, after being cast.
News of The Caller's exit was made light of on the Dec. 5 episode of Saturday Night Live. After Seth Meyers reported Murphy's "detriment to production", cast member Abby Elliott came out to the Weekend Update set as Murphy, parodying her as a ditzy airhead who believed she was actually hosting that evening's episode before leaving with her infamous line reading from Don't Say a Word, "I'll never tell."
Her other credits include Girl Interrupted, Drop Dead Gorgeous, 8 Mile, Just Married, Spun,Uptown Girls, Little Black Book, The Dead Girl, Summer Catch, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Sin City. Of course the entire Cinematical team would like to share our condolences with Ms. Murphy's friends and family.