Brittany Murphy's Death Certificate Released

Dec. 29 2009, Published 4:02 a.m. ET

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The death certificate of actress Brittany Murphy was released  Tuesday.

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In the paper, the manner of death of the 32-year-old star is checked as ‘pending investigation’ while the cause of death states ‘deferred’.

The manner of death possibilities include accidental, natural homicide, suicide and undetermined – the Los Angeles Coroner’s office is still awaiting toxicology  tests before determining the exact cause of death for the actress who died suddenly in December 20  after suffering cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.

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The Sin City and 8 Mile star was laid to rest with a small, private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.

According to a senior source at  the coroner’s office, the medications found in Murphy’s bedroom included: Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine  (treats Diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Hydrocodone (pain med) , Topamax (anti-seizure med also to prevent migraines), Propranolol (hypertension, used to prevent heart attacks), Biaxin (antibiotic), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med) and miscellaneous vitamins. Some of the bottles were full while some were empty, the source also told us.

Brittany Murphy

Dr. Bruce Goldberger, College Professor and Director of Toxicology at the University Of Florida of Medicine told that mixing a number of these drugs could have resulted in her death.

“At the moment it is pointing towards an overdose or at least that will have to be ruled out by the autopsy or toxicology results,” he said.

The results of Murphy’s toxicology tests will not be released for a few more weeks.



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