I thought she was pretty good in 8 mile.Â Shame she couldn't go 9. HOLLYWOOD star Brittany Murphy has died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles aged just 32 after reportedly being found unconscious in the shower. The actress who starred in hit films including 8 Mile and Clueless,Â went into full cardiac arrest early on Sunday and could not be revived, reports TMZ website. The Los Angeles City Fire Department got a call from the home of Murphy's husband Simon Monjack, fire officials told TMZ. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Murphy starred in 8 Mile and Don't Say a Word. The starlet became a household name among teens in 1995 as the sidekick in CluelessÂ Murphy but was reportedly fired from her last film, The Caller, after reports she was problematic on set. Sources have told TMZ that Brittany Murphy's mother discovered her unconscious in the shower. The coroner will will launch an investigation into the young star's shock death.