Tragic

Murphy Was Ill Before Death

Brittany Murphy had flu-like symptoms, including vomiting, before her death early Sunday morning. TMZ reports that authorities found "a lot" of prescriptions in the house, and that Murphy had been taking prescription meds for the flu-like symptoms she complained of for several days before her death. Murphy's mother reportedly told paramedics that her daughter had type-2 diabetes, a condition that could have triggered a heart attack in conjunction with prescription meds. Despite the wishes of Simon Monjack, Murphy's husband, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office intends to perform an autopsy on the actress.