<b><a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005068" title="Brittany Murphy" href="/topic/entertainment/television/brittany-murphy-PECLB005068.topic">Brittany Murphy</a>'s death ruled an accident</b><br>
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Actress Brittany Murphy's sudden death at 32 was due to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000061" title="Pneumonia" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/pneumonia-HEDAI0000061.topic">pneumonia</a> exacerbated by anemia and a harmful combination of medications.<br>
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Ending weeks of speculation in the entertainment media over the Dec. 20 death of the "Clueless" and "8 Mile" star, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100102000000" title="Los Angeles County" href="/topic/us/california/los-angeles-county-PLGEO100100102000000.topic">Los Angeles County</a> coroner announced Thursday that the primary cause was "community-acquired pneumonia," with contributing factors of "iron deficiency anemia" and "multiple drug intoxication."<br>
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The drugs involved were prescription and over-the-counter medications she took orally, said Ed Winter, assistant chief at the L.A. County coroner's office. Her death was ruled accidental, he said.<br>
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"She was anemic and she wasn't in good health," Winter said<br>
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Brittany Murphy's death ruled an accident

Actress Brittany Murphy's sudden death at 32 was due to pneumonia exacerbated by anemia and a harmful combination of medications.

Ending weeks of speculation in the entertainment media over the Dec. 20 death of the "Clueless" and "8 Mile" star, the Los Angeles County coroner announced Thursday that the primary cause was "community-acquired pneumonia," with contributing factors of "iron deficiency anemia" and "multiple drug intoxication."

The drugs involved were prescription and over-the-counter medications she took orally, said Ed Winter, assistant chief at the L.A. County coroner's office. Her death was ruled accidental, he said.

"She was anemic and she wasn't in good health," Winter said

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