Full autopsy for actor Brittany Murphy released

Pneumonia, anemia, prescription medications along with menstrual period led to her death

Published February 26, 2010 1:10AM (EST)

Brittany Murphy's autopsy report details how pneumonia, severe anemia and prescription medications killed the "8 Mile" actress.

The report released Thursday states the 32-year-old actress' menstrual period left her in a weakened state after contracting pneumonia. The report states prescription medications found in Murphy's system were consistent with treatment of a cold or respiratory illness, but contributed to her death.

The actress had been complaining of severe abdominal pain for seven to 10 days before her death. But the report states the actress' husband and mother thought it was related to Murphy's period, which they told investigators was often severe.

Murphy died Dec. 20 and her death has been ruled accidental.

By Associated Press

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