Family: Brittany Murphy was ill days before death

Actress Brittany Murphy arrives for a cocktail party celebrating the opening of the Carolina Herrera Los Angeles Boutique Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

December 21, 2009 11:22:05 AM PST
Brittany Murphy was ill with flulike symptoms in the days before her death and prescription medications were taken from her home, the Los Angeles coroner's office said Monday.