Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

Brittany Murphy has died. The "8 Mile" actress reportedly suffered cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home on Sunday morning, but emergency services were unable to revive her.

The 32-year-old actress - who was married to screenwriter Simon Monjack - was taken to the city's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival, reports gossip website TMZ.

According to reports, the "Clueless" star was discovered unconscious in the shower at around 8 a.m. by her mother, who made the call to emergency services.

The Los Angeles' county coroner confirmed: "We do have a preliminary death report of a Brittany Murphy coming from Cedars-Sinai." Shortly after the news was announced, Brittany's ex-boyfriend, Ashton Kutcher, paid tribute to her on Twitter.

He tweeted: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family, her husband, and her amazing mother Sharon. "See you on the other side kid. (sic)"

Peaches Geldof was among other stars paying tribute on the social networking website. She wrote: "Rip Brittany Murphy- you were my fave in 'Clueless,' and you were also awesome in '8 Mile'...(sic)" Khloe Kardashian also offered her condolences, tweeting: "This is horrible news when anyone passes. I'm so sorry for her family. Send prayers out please! (sic)"