As friends and family still react to the sudden and tragic passing of Brittany Murphy, who died of cardiac arrest on Sunday, fans of the 32-year-old actress are still in shock over her loss.
"I was really surprised. It was really a disappointment, 'cause she's a big actress. She made a lot of movies," Alex told MTV News. "She was really young and for someone to die so young ... it's really terrible."
Another fan, Evan, added, "I saw it in the papers and I was totally shocked — crazy. She seems pretty young for that kind of death. We were totally shocked when we saw it in the papers this morning."
Fans flooded MTV News' Web site with condolences for Murphy's family, including her husband, Simon Monjack, with whom she recently shared she wanted to start a family in the coming year. "My heart goes out to her husband and her entire family, R.I.P Brittany M. I think she was very talented, in my opinion. Wow, we lost a very down-to-earth kind of woman. She's going to be truly missed," Stacey Linnear wrote. "A beauty full of sunshine."
Many other fans, like jtcj25, saw this as just the latest celebrity tragedy this year. "This is just tragic. I'm sick of everyone dying. 2009 is the worst year!" they wrote. "I am saddened for her family and for the world of entertainment. Brittany Murphy was a find."
Lisa echoed the sentiment, adding, "It seems like so many young persons die lately. Michael Jackson, DJ AM, Brittany Murphy ... this is really tragic and my heart goes out to Brittany's family, friends and of course fans. What was the cause of the heart attack? So sad. Rest in peace, girl, gone too soon."
Fans like Gina recalled Murphy's films and memorable roles. "So sad. I loved Brittany Murphy!" she wrote. " 'Clueless' & 'Riding in Cars with Boys' are my favorite movies of all time! How awful & right before Christmas. May she rest in peace!"