Brittany Murphy Death Certificate Details Revealed

Starlet's cause of death listed as "deferred"

By Xana O'Neill
|  Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009  |  Updated 10:40 AM CDT
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Brittany Murphy died, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at the age of 32.

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Actress Brittany Murphy's death certificate was released nine days after the death of the beloved but troubled starlet stunned Hollywood.

The "Clueless" star's cause of death is listed on the certificate as "deferred," and it could take as long as four to six weeks for toxicology, histological and neurological test results to be released, according to E! News.

The document does not mention her estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti, and lists her dad as "unknown."

Murphy, 32, was remembered in an intimate ceremony attended by close friends and family on Christmas Eve and was later buried at Forest Law Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills. Cops continue to investigate the starlet's death but foul play is not suspected. 

The troubled actress appeared to be rail-thin in the final months of her life, fueling rumors that she had an eating disorder or had been popping pills. Her husband of two years, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, denied both claims.

"I'm confident it wasn't an overdose," Monjack told the New York Daily News last week.

The starlet had fallen ill with laryngitis before she collapsed in the Hollywood home she shared with her husband on Dec. 20 -- but she was not taking any life-threatening meds, Monjack told the paper.

"There's no question that's rubbish," he said.

Murphy spent her last night curled up in her bed wearing her pink Beverly Hills Hotel bathrobe and monkey pajamas watching movies and ordering Thai food, her husband said. The next morning, Brittany's mother found her collapsed in the shower.

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