Brittany Murphy’s cause of death has been revealed by the LA County Coroner. Hers was an accidental death caused by “community acquired pneumonia,” iron deficiency anemia, and multiple drug intoxication. The L.A. County Coroner concludes on the subject of “How injury occurred” — “Drug intake.”
UPDATE: This is sad. Basically Brittany’s death was preventable. Sources say the primary causes of Murphy’s death were pneumonia and severe anemia. L.A. County Coroner officials believe Brittany’s condition was “treatable” but no one took her to the hospital in time.
As for the multiple drugs found in her system, they were both prescription, including medicine for cramps, and over-the-counter medications, including cough syrup. Sources say the drugs “pushed her over the line” but the underlying problems were the pneumonia and anemia.
Lesson to be learned. If you’re feeling sick, go and see a doctor!