Thursday, February 25, 2010

Death, Death, Death...

Brittany Murphy and Casey Johnson coroner reports, from TMZ:

According to the report, "Multiple medications were present in the blood, with elevated levels of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and chlorpheniramine. L-methamphetamine was also present."

The report goes on, "It should be noted that the pattern of use of these medications suggest treatment of symptoms of a cold or other respiratory infection. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone are components of Vicodin. Chlorpheniramine is the active ingredient in some over-the-counter medications. L-methamphetamine is a component of some inhalers."

We broke the story that the Coroner believed Brittany had pneumonia and tried self-medicating with prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs ... and it ultimately proved fatal.

The report states, "The possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state. Therefore the manner of death is Accident."

UPDATE: There were 24 empty prescription bottles found at the scene for the following medications: prevacid, clonazepam, propranolol, vicoprofen, zolpidem, carbamazepine, klonopin, Ativan, hydorocodone (Vicodin) and multiple vitamins.

Also, three benzodiazapines found in her bloodstream did not match up with prescription bottles found in Brittany's name.

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Casey Johnson's autopsy report was just released by the L.A. County Coroner's Office.

In the report, it says there was no evidence of injury on Casey's body. Multiple medications were found at the scene, including Motrin, insulin and clonazepam -- an anti convulsant.

In the report, it says she has a history of "possible excess use of Nyquil." No illegal drugs were found in her system.

In the report, it shows the Coroner spoke with the Johnson's family attorney, Robert Shapiro, after her death.

Shapiro told the Coroner that Casey -- who had been cut off by her family -- was taking steps to reunite with the family, including visits to a psychiatrist. In the week before Casey's death, the psychiatrist had determined Casey was not suicidal.

As we previously reported, Casey died from "diabetic ketoacidosis" -- which is a state of severe insulin deficiency. We're told Casey's death was preventable -- but she was diabetic and simply didn't take care of herself.

Casey's body was found on January 4 ... but we're told her body was undiscovered for several days.

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