Brittany Murphy documentary: Star's tragic death probed in new footage 'that goes beyond the conspiracy theories'

BRITTANY Murphy's tragic death is to be explored in a new documentary with footage 'that goes beyond the conspiracy theories'.

The Clueless actress died in 2009 at the age of just 32 at her home in Los Angeles.

Now HBO Max has announced a new two-part documentary which will explore Brittany's life and death.

A coroner concluded her death was caused by multiple drug intoxication, pneumonia and anemia after she was allegedly found in her bed surrounded by medical supplies, an oxygen machine, clothes and cosmetics, the New York Post reported.

Her husband Simon Monjack, a British screenwriter, died of pneumonia and anemia at the property five months later. He was 40 years old.

Subsequent suspicions regarding their passings centred on toxic mould inside the house, but the medical examiner’s office dismissed this claim. Other rumours pointed to poisoning.

The new documentary from the team at Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions promises to "go beyond conspiracy theories".

Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president, non-fiction and live-action family programming at HBO Max told Variety: "Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story.

"Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility and we’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation."

Meanwhile director Cynthia Hill revealed why she signed on to helm the documentary saying: "I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Brittany’s promising life and career has been eclipsed by the circumstances of her death.

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She also won critical acclaim for her role in 8 Mile alongside EminemCredit: Alamy
The documentary makers say they will explore beyond the 'conspiracy theories' around Brittany's deathCredit: Getty

"I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simon’s deaths."

Brittany rose to fame in 90s classic Clueless alongside Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.

She also starred alongside Michael Douglas in Don't Say A Word in 2001 and Eminem in 8 Mile, for which she received critical acclaim.

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