Brittany Murphy's mom writing star's biography
November 10th, 2010
10:27 AM ET

Brittany Murphy's mom writing star's biography

On what would have marked Brittany Murphy's 33rd birthday, her mother has announced today that she is writing a book to celebrate her beloved daughter.

"Brittany was a kind, loving person who enjoyed each day, she was my life," Sharon Murphy tells CNN in a statement. "This book will be my way of celebrating and honoring her extraordinary life and career."

News of the "Clueless" star's sudden death last December shocked the world, reigniting rumors of an eating disorder and drug abuse, as well as sparking gossip of possible foul play from husband Simon Monjack, who died in May.

An L.A. coroner later ruled that the actress's official cause of death was pneumonia, with anemia and over-the-counter and prescription drugs as contributing factors.

“I am looking forward to everyone reading the accurate account about my daughter, her life, loves and career," says Sharon Murphy, who has not yet set a release date for the book. "A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the book will be donated to charity.”

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  1. Billy

    T*ts or GTFO!

    November 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. celebs911

    Does it matter anymore? the Clueless girl is gone and very young. Who is cashing out or not is irrelevant. Life happens.

    http://celebs911.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/michael-jacksons-message-from-above/

    November 11, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sis

    To "Illuminati" –True,Brittany did have an pneumonia– however,if someone wants to get "high" whether they could breathe or not –they will get high..trust me ,I know. At any rate,it was a sad,sudden death.No one should judge her mother –let her write a book & let go.....

    November 11, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
    • illuminatti

      Thanks for correcting my grammer Sis. If i may add she not only had PNEUMONIA but a heart condition as well, and for the sake of argument even if she did decide to get high while gasping for air even if that was the case she still didn't O'D according to the coroner's report. So stop saying it was an overdose because it is simply not true.

      Thank You.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. noni

    I think she had sumthng 2do both their deaths...she ws probablyscrewing around wth hr son in law...n thn killd him off....now she writing a book...please lady...even a pneaumonia...can b cured if only they would have put hr in ahospital....instead of letting her die a terrible death...what a coincidence she found brits husband...i thnk she responsible....

    November 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Meeeeeee

    So many judgmental people here.

    November 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. just me

    @Trish, wow what a horrible thing to say, so let me just say I hope your whole family dies in a horrible crash and they all die slowly and u are right there to watch it happen, u stupid crack head, sorry don't mean to offend the crackheads.

    November 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jay Kay

    Save room on the Barnes & Nobel discount table for this gem.

    November 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Trish

    I am glad she died. She deserved it.

    November 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jj

    Bless you, Mrs. Murphy. I hope that telling your beautiful daughter's story will help bring you peace.

    November 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alumette

    She likely needs the cash and it may be healing for her to write her impressions and comments about her daughter. I doubt anyone will spend the money to read it unless it is a murder mystery. That would sell.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jade

    I have lost a loved one before, its not the easiest thing to cope through, maybe she's writing the book to cope a lot easier, for all you inconsiderate jerks need to grow up! Maybe if you lost a loved one you would understand. Although on the other hand donating all the proceed rather then "some"more people would buy the book. But don't pick on her just because you jerks thinks she wants all the money, its her way of coping so leave it at that.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    Fap! Fap! Fap!

    November 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. babycelebs411

    we all cope in our unique way with the loss of a loved one;( i feel sorry for her, i can't think of anything worst than losing your child.

    http://celebs911.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/michael-jacksons-message-from-above/

    November 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. El Jefe

    Why post the most unflattering picture you can find of a person?

    November 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mark

    celebrities are over rated. Yes, her mother is a money grubbin hoe.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tonysgirl

    I agree with Megan. Not only that, she lost the one person who meant the world to her. This might be her way of coping, AND releasing the truth, because too many people believe everything the tabloids say. No one said you need to buy it or read it. And don't just assume she's doing this for the money. You have no clue. Besides she said part of the proceeds are going to charity. I'm with Choconet on this...insensitive anusus! Get a grip!

    November 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • onlymyopinion

      If she needs to write the book to celebrate her child life or rid herself of guilt – DONATE the proceed prove to the world Mom just doesn't want to profit from this book. I think more people would buy it.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Brittany0857

    Leave Brittany ALONE !!!!!!!11

    November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Megan

    Bobby....ppl care b/c yes she was a person,not just an actress. What's wrong with you? Why so hurtful and cold? Did you not get enough hugs when you were a kid. This is under entertainment for ppl who are interested in it.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bobby

    who cares about her Mom writing a book. The United States is on the verge of collapse and who cares about a B level actress who OD'd. America needs to stop caring about celebrities stupid lives and push for this country to be strong again!!!!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • kirsti

      fantastic point!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      and we need to stop reading these comments, asap. Right?

      November 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Illuminati

      How can the country be strong again when it has so many idiots like you living in it? Obnoxious people who keep repeating that a person OD'd when the cause of death wasn't an overdose. She had phnemonia and anybody who had it will tell you its hard to party or get high when you can barely breath. Then you got some other genuises immplying that the mother is trying to make money instead of honoring her daughters memory. In other news a skinny little 18 year old kid gets beaten to death while 60 people watch. Yes you are on the path to greatness.

      November 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Nat

    Kind of strange that her husband died of almost the same thing..

    November 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      It is evident they were using the same drugs. It really worked for them.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mok

    When the talent dies, so does the story. We arent interested in the spouse, sister, brother, mother, father, second cousin, or whatever and any book they may write to make a living off of the deceased.
    A good example would be Joe Jackson. If he fell in a tar pit, it would be more useful to the planet than most everything else he's done or said.
    Thats my opinion – you may have your own – enjoy
    And to any braintrust that may use the classic line of "why did you post if you dont care?" – please rush immediately to something that will make you stfu

    November 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  22. constance king

    it was her daughter let her tell her story

    November 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. marv

    Gotta keep that meal ticket going......

    November 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andagain

      Yeah...squeeeeeze every last dollar out of her daughter....what a great candidate for mother-of-the-year.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jurby

    in other words Mom, you're daughter supported you financially and now that she nor her husband are around anymore you're exploiting your daughter just so you can get money instead of getting a real job. how classy...

    November 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lawman

    Why did they post a picture of Evie Quiad at the top of this story?

    November 10, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |

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