Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy, best known for her roles in the teen comedy Clueless and Eminem drama 8 Mile, has died aged just 32.

According to reports, the actress passed away on Sunday morning after she collapsed at the home she shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack.

She was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills but was prounounced dead on arrival, according to the celebrity website TMZ.

The LA Times reported that Murphy went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived, but hospital sources would not confirm the cause of death.

Murphy was born in New Jersey but moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with her mother Sharon to pursue a career in acting.

She sprang to fame in the film Clueless as a teenage misfit who is befriended by Alicia Silverstone’s character Cher.

From there Murphy went on to appear in a string of hit films including 8 Mile, Girl Interrupted, Don’t Say A Word and Sin City. Her latest film, the Sylvester Stallone thriller The Expendables, is due for release in 2010.

She also starred in the 2003 comedy Just Married alongside Ashton Kutcher, whom she briefly dated.

Kutcher paid tribute to the actress on his Twitter site, saying, “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.”

Murphy’s TV work included voicing the character of Luane Platter in the cartoon hit King Of The Hill, as well as voicing characters in Futurama.

She married Monjack in 2007. The couple had no children.