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This Haunts Me: What Really Killed Brittany Murphy?

The mysterious circumstances around the Clueless star's death will once again be explored in an upcoming HBO Max documentary.

When a troubled Hollywood star suddenly dies, apparently with a grab bag of pills in her system, there doesn't seem to be much of a mystery.

And that's exactly how it was treated in the press when Clueless and 8 Mile star Brittany Murphy passed away in December of 2009. While the Los Angeles County coroner initially declined to declare drug use as the cause of death, that seemed like the kind of formal omission that might have been made at the behest of loved ones and publicists.

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