Brittany Murphy was a favorite actress of every Gen-Y woman growing up. As Murphy matured, so did we. She shared her down-to-earth, funny and genuine personality with the world and became a figure for us to admire.
“Clueless” gave Gen-Y females a bible to adhere to, and Murphy’s character, Tai, was one that every woman could relate to at one point or another.
We found ourselves following her career and religiously watching movies like “Just Married” with Ashton Kutcher and “8 Mile” with Eminem. Murphy embodied a different type of character in each role she played and positioned herself as one of the most versatile young actresses of our time.
After the initial autopsy and investigation, it was determined that Brittany Murphy died on December 20, 2009 from natural causes. Earlier this year, however, it was speculated and essentially confirmed that Murphy suffered from poisoning. In an even stranger turn of events, it was also declared that Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack, who died just five months after Murphy in 2009, actually suffered from the same causes.
While the true cause of death for the starlet remains in speculation, one thing is certain: We miss her. In honor of the iconic Brittany Murphy on the four-year anniversary of her death, we are going to reminisce on the life and career of a star remembered.