Brittany Murphy RIP

Sin City actress dies aged 32

In a tragic turn of events, Brittany Murphy has died at the age of 32. The actress went into cardiac arrest early Sunday morning in LA, and, despite being rushed to hospital, she was dead on arrival.

Murphy had her big film break at the age of 18 in Clueless. She appeared as Tai, one of the bubbly sidekicks to Alicia Silverstone's Cher.

From there, she scored small roles in the likes of Drop Dead Gorgeous and Drive, before winning some kudos for her performance in Girl, Interrupted.

Bigger parts followed, including leads in Cherry Falls, Don't Say A Word and an emotional turn alongside rapper Eminem in 8 Mile.

More recently, she appeared in Just Married with then-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher and Uptown Girls with Dakota Fanning.

She played Shellie for Robert Rodriguez in Sin City and also voiced Gloria in Happy Feet. But it was another voice-over role, that of Luanne in TV's King Of The Hill, for which many will remember her.

The actress has several films awaiting release, most notably The Expendables. She's survived by husband Simon Monjack.