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Family Prepares to Bury Brittany Murphy Today

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Boston Herald: The body of actress Brittany Murphy will be laid to rest in a Christmas Eve service at Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood today as authorities continue to probe what killed the 32-year-old "Clueless" star.

Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, lashed out at reports that his wife may have overdosed or suffered from an eating disorder.

"My wife did not take anything on the morning of her death that would have caused her to be sick or ill, let alone die," he told the New York Daily News. "It's beyond even the sickest speculation.

"The attacks on me, the attacks on my wife and suggestions that she was anorexic and drug addicted, it's like, look at the (recent) photographs," he continued. "Look at that smile. That's not the smile of an anorexic or drug addict or someone in a bad marriage. That's someone who was content with her life."

Murphy weighed 115 pounds at her autopsy, Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told the Daily News. That's within medical recommendations for her height of 5-feet 5-inches.

Monjack said he and Murphy's mom. Sharon, are devastated by her untimely death from cardiac arrest Sunday morning.

"I haven't slept," he told media yesterday. "Sharon and I are getting each other through, taking turns crying."

Monjack's mother, Linda, told The Jewish Chronicle her son "has lost the love of his life."

The exact cause of Murphy's death has not been determined pending toxicology and tissue tests that could take four to six weeks. Investigators have ruled out foul play but booked a number of prescriptions in Murphy's name into evidence.

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Angela December 30, 2009, 9:23 PM

That’s so sad. She seemed so young and full of life. I can only imagine what happened. It just goes to show you never know…

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