Corey Haim Prolonged Tragic Hollywood Tradition

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Corey Haim‘s story is sadly familiar in Hollywood: A teen talent who discovered drugs as he tasted his first success and whose personal problems increased as his star-power faded. Haim died Wednesday at 38, another chapter in Hollywood’s tragic history of careers ravaged by drugs. Brittany […]

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LA Coroner: Anemia, Meds Left Murphy Vulnerable

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Severe anemia left actress Brittany Murphy weakened and vulnerable to pneumonia and the prescription medications she was using to treat it, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. The report stated Murphy’s menstrual period contributed to her anemia and left her in a weakened state and […]

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Coroner: Pneumonia, Drugs Killed Brittany Murphy

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, but anemia and prescription drugs also played a role, coroner’s officials said Thursday. The primary cause of the death was community acquired pneumonia, with contributing factors of iron deficiency anemia and “multiple drug intoxication,” according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s […]

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Small, Private Funeral For Brittany Murphy

LOS ANGELES — A spokesman for Brittany Murphy’s husband and family says the actress will be laid to rest at a small, private funeral on Christmas Eve. Alex Ben Block says the funeral Thursday will be by invitation only at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery. He says a larger memorial service may be held for […]

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Brittany Murphy’s Sad Days Revealed

Hollywood is full of sad stories about bright lights turned out way too soon for reasons that challenge our notions of fortune and fair play, and Brittany Murphy’s life appears to be unfolding as one of those beguiling tragedies. The doe-eyed actress died Sunday morning of cardiac arrest, a pronouncement that struck family, friends and […]

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