Los Angeles - (WTF?): Paramedics at the Seedy-Sinai Hospital fought in vain to revive the Clueless actress who collapsed with a cardiac arrest today aged 32.
Shocked relatives had only just got over the star's husband Simon Monjack's sudden, inexplicable hospitalization three weeks ago, hours after Murphy was tossed off The Caller film set.
Brittany starred in lots of movies including Just Married, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City and - spookily - The Dead Girl.
Her glam Hollywood life had been dogged by controversy and bad luck.
As a teenager her single parent Mom Sharon's double mastectomy was eventually diagnosed as hideous travesty after a suspected breast cancer proved to be a hoax.
And oh, in 2002 she also dated her Just Married co-star Ashton Kutcher.
Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced tomorrow.