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Brittany Murphy and Simon MonjackBrittany Murphy's death could have been prevented if she had visited her doctor after falling ill with what she thought was a bout of influenza, says the coroner working on the cause of the actress' death.

The 32-year-old Clueless star passed away on 20 December after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home and The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have now declared Murphy's death accidental.

Find out more after the jump... Brittany Murphy and Simon MonjackBrittany Murphy's death could have been prevented if she had visited her doctor after falling ill with what she thought was a bout of influenza, says the coroner working on the cause of the actress' death.

The 32-year-old Clueless star passed away on 20 December after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home and The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have now declared Murphy's death accidental.

The coroners' report, which was released on Thursday, stated that Murphy died primarily from pneumonia, with multiple drug intoxication and "iron deficiency anemia" as contributing to her accidental death. No illegal drugs were found in her system.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter also claimed that Murphy could still be alive today if she had sought the advice and treatment of a medical professional as soon as she fell ill last year.

He told People.com: "This death could've been preventable. Murphy was planning on seeing a doctor, but she unfortunately passed away before she did. This was a case of a person with pneumonia who was anaemic, who was taking medication when she should've been getting medical treatment."

Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, however still states that his wife was "not that ill" when she died and was "ridiculously upset" following the coroners' findings.

"Everything [surprised me and Brittany's mum about the report]," he told People.com. "I expected [the cause of death] to be her heart." He also added that a chapter had ended: "Case closed," said Monjack. "As the coroner said, there's no foul play."