Monday, 21 December 2009

RIP Brittany Murphy 1977 - 2009

Actress Brittany Murphy, star of films such as Clueless, Girl, Interrupted and 8 Mile, has died after collapsing at her home in Los Angeles.
According to the coroners report, Murphy, who was pronounced dead in hospital, appeared to have died from a cardiac arrest. She was 32.

I’m not one to follow ‘celeb’ news or trends, but I was saddened to hear of the death of Murphy, who for me was an interesting character actress yet to tap into her full potential. Murphy will be remembered for her portrayals of oddball, cookie-cutter cuties in films such as Clueless, Freeway, Girl, Interrupted, Don’t Say a Word and Spun before she went on to star in the likes of 8 Mile, Sin City and various rom-coms. Her last screen appearance will be the Sylvester Stallone ensemble action flick The Expendables.

Whilst no stranger to dark and disturbing films, Murphy made a number of quirky forays into outright genre territory in her too-short career with roles in the darkly comic slasher Cherry Falls and the anaemic though atmospheric chiller Deadline.

For me, she will always be the kooky girl who uttered the immortal put down: ‘You’re a virgin who can’t drive’ in the charmingly ditzy comedy Clueless.

RIP Brittany Murphy.

2 comments:

Mykal said...

James: Her death saddened me as well. Nice tribute. -- Mykal

mge said...

She was quite versatile. It's always sad to lose someone so young and talented.

She was working in several projects too.

I'll remember her parts in movies like Sin City, Clueless and Girl, Interrupted.