Final Moments

The Frantic Attempts to Save Brittany

Notes from the L.A. County Coroner's office about Brittany Murphy, obtained by TMZ, reveal the futile attempts her mother and husband made to save the star. After discovering the actress in the bathroom, her mother Sharon and husband Simon Monjack attempted to revive her by "placing her in the shower and running the water." She "remained unresponsive" and apparently threw up before paramedics arrived to find her "without signs of life." According to the document, Murphy had been "complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain" for more than a week before her death, and the house was littered with prescription drugs, including medications for anxiety, depression, hypertension and pain.