SOLVED! [BlindGossip] – Some actresses battle with their weight. Not this one. For her, it’s an all-out war. Our actress is a svelte size 4, but she has a little black notebook into which she records every bite of food she eats. She calculates the portion size, calories, carbs, protein and fat. She also records every minute of exercise and how many calories she burned. If her net for the day is over 1200 calories, she cuts back the next day by that exact amount. If her net for the day is under, she allows herself one Oreo cookie as a reward. One. If you’re wondering why she is so tightly wound about food, it’s likely because her ex – also an actor – used to constantly tell her she was fat compared to other actresses, and then later rather cruelly dumped her.
We’re sorry to say that the answer to this one is Brittany Murphy, who died today at the age of 32. We don’t know if her eating disorder contributed to her death. We do know she had some other issues as well. It’s just sad.
Here’s what CNN has to say:
Los Angeles, California (CNN) — Brittany Murphy, the bubbly, free-spirited actress who appeared in films including “Clueless” and “8 Mile,” has died, Los Angeles police and hospital officials said Sunday. She was 32.
Murphy was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. PT Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart told CNN Radio. No other details were immediately available.
An autopsy had not been scheduled as of Sunday night, but a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office told CNN that there was no sign of foul play or trauma. A final report on the cause of death could take up to eight weeks.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the death, and robbery and homicide detectives will be at her home, LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said.
“In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support,” Murphy’s publicist, Nicole Perna, said in a statement. “It is their wish that you respect their privacy.”
An autopsy had not been scheduled as of Sunday night, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office told CNN. A final report on the cause of death could take up to eight weeks.
Murphy starred in several movies, including “Just Married,” “Don’t Say a Word” and “Riding in Cars with Boys.” She also voiced the character Luanne on the animated TV series “King of the Hill.”
She is survived by her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, whom she married in 2007.
Fans took to Murphy’s official Facebook page Sunday to issue their condolences.
“She was a great actress and was going to go far in her career! She will be greatly missed!” read one post.
Murphy’s former boyfriend and “Just Married” co-star Ashton Kutcher posted his reaction to the news via Twitter.
“2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon,” Kutcher posted.
He added later: “see you on the other side kid.”
Singer-actress Jessica Simpson tweeted: “Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.”
Actress Alyssa Milano, who did a USO tour with Murphy in 2003, wrote on Twitter: “She was a sweet soul, with a lot of talent and heart.”
Murphy was best known for her work in a string of romantic comedies in the early 2000s, including lead roles in “Uptown Girls” alongside fellow Georgia native Dakota Fanning, and “Little Black Book” with Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates, but her movie roles had declined in recent years.
Last month, Murphy reportedly was fired from “The Caller,” a movie she was working on in Puerto Rico. Her representative issued a statement to news outlets disputing the report, saying: “She was not nor has she ever been fired from any job big or small. … [Due] to creative differences Ms. Murphy and the production mutually parted ways,” according to People magazine.
In addition to her “King of the Hill” role, she lent her voice to a number of animated works including the TV series “Futurama” and the 2006 hit movie “Happy Feet.”
Her work as troubled teenagers in “Don’t Say a Word” and “Girl, Interrupted” also gained her critical acclaim.
Murphy was the subject of tabloid gossip after she transformed from a pudgy brunette in 1995’s “Clueless” to a petite, lithe blonde who graced the cover of such magazines as Cosmopolitan in 2005. She frequently denied rumors of an eating disorder and plastic surgery.
We did give a clue by telling you that she recorded her food in a little black notebook. Murphy starred in a movie called Little Black Book.
Rest in peace, Brittany.