Brittany Murphy Death Investigation Will Not Be Re-Opened Despite Reports

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Despite reports to the contrary, there are no plans to re-open the investigation into Brittany Murphy's death.
There appears to be no reason to look into the case six years after the Clueless star died, with L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter telling ET, "At this point we have nothing that points us to reopening the investigation. If there was additional evidence or someone came forward then we would direct them to law enforcement."
After Murphy's death in 2009, Winter told the Associated Press that her cause of death "appears to be natural."
In early 2010, the coroner said the actress' death was likely an accident caused by pneumonia combined with anemia and various over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Rumors of the investigation being reopened started swirling after Winter spoke to E!, saying, "We would have to have direct evidence. In all honesty, it would take something like a confession. Something connecting somebody with it."
Murphy's tragic story spawned a controversial 2014 Lifetime biopic, which was criticized by some as sensationalizing her life story.
The film’s stars, Amanda Fuller and Sherilyn Fenn, addressed the matter with ET at the time, saying, "We did everything based on public record."
"How people choose to perceive it, interpret it, that's their business," Fuller explained.
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