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Happy Trails: Brittany Murphy 11/10/1977 – 12/20/2009

We'd like to say goodbye to Brittany Murphy, a woman who has given more to the world of geek than most people realize. Brittany Murphy, who was complaining of flu-like symptoms for several days, died of natural causes from cardiac arrest on Sunday night. The 32-year-old actress started her path to geekville in 1995 when, after doing a string of teen television roles, she had a guest appearance on "SeaQuest DSV 2032" as teen love interest Christine VanCamp. She was made famous for several other roles like "Girl, Interrupted (1999)", the thriller Don't Say a Word (2001), the drama "8 Mile (2002) and the comic-to-film "Sin City" (2005). She did geeks another solid in "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" as the voice of the hysterical serial dater Colleen O'Hallahan. But, her greatest contributions were yet to come. I've been looking forward to the "2010" knock-off "MegaFault" (2009) for a while and she stars as the seismologist working with Eric La Salle to stop a massive earthquake from destroying the world. It will be bittersweet now.

Happy trails Brittany Murphy. You will be missed.

What do you think of Brittany Murphys death? Let us know in the comments.
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UPDATE: I was wrong about the 2010 knock-off. That was "2012: Supernova". Changed her cause of death to cardiac arrest.


  1. Not to say that Brittany Murphy's death isn't sad, but she has a thin connection to geekdom. And it's premature to say her death was by natural causes. The police haven't released the official cause of death yet.

  2. @monkeymigraine It's a thin connection compared to Tricia Helfer, but there none the less. At least she didn't jump on the bandwagon in the last five years. plus, her role in *Sin City* alone is worth mentioning (even though I've never seen it). As for her cause of death I guess that is up for debate so I'll make an update.


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