An emergency call was made from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack.
The actress was was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to TMZ.
Murphy starred in such films as Sin City, 8 Mile and Clueless.
There have been fears in the past that she suffered from eating disorders, but she always denied them.
In the past few weeks it was also reported that she had been fired from a film she was shooting, The Caller, though again, she denied that was true
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