LOS ANGELES — Severe anemia left actress Brittany Murphy weakened and vulnerable to pneumonia and the prescription medications she was using to treat it, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.
Coroner's officials had already concluded Murphy's death was accidental, but likely preventable. Murphy, 32, died after collapsing in her Hollywood Hills home on Dec. 20.
The report notes that the medications found in Murphy's system were consistent with treatment of a cold or respiratory infection. Murphy's mother and husband had reported the actress was ill with flu-like symptoms in the days before her death. An autopsy found no evidence that Murphy abused drugs.