Blooming actors that you may not know have passed away

Two years before her success as Tai Frasier in the movie “Clueless”, Brittany Murphy guest starred on a “Blossom” episode in 1993. Murphy played Wendy in the season 4 opener “Blossom in Paris: Part 1”, which saw the show’s title character consider a permanent move to France.

Sixteen years after her only “Blossom” appearance, Murphy died suddenly at a young age of 32 – and under mysterious circumstances. She died on December 20, 2009, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Her cause of death was listed as acute pneumonia combined with severe iron deficiency anemia and multiple drug poisoning per OK Magazine. The addition to the mystery was that less than five months after Murphy’s death, her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, died at the age of 40 with the same cause of death. Despite the unusual – and coincidental – circumstances, Murphy’s death was according to Weekly entertainment.

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