In the wake of the news of Brittany Murphy’s death at age 32 on Sunday, her former co-stars and the Hollywood community reacted with messages of condolences and sadness.
Ashton Kutcher, who starred opposite Brittany in the 2003 romantic comedy, “Just Married,” posted a couple of notes on his Twitter page about the petite star, who died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles.
“2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon,” he wrote on Sunday afternoon, adding, “see you on the other side kid.”
Alyssa Milano, who made a trip with Brittany to visit the troops overseas several years ago, also hit Twitter to share her sadness over the actress’ unexpected passing.
“Brittney Murphy and I did a USO Tour together in 2003. She was a sweet soul, with a lot of talent and heart,” Alyssa wrote.
Lindsay Lohan also posted a message on her Twitter page after the news broke.
“My deepest condonlences (sic) go out to all of Brittany Murphy’s loved ones& may she rest in peace… She was a great talent w/a beautiful soul xo,” Lindsay wrote.
Mena Suvari, Brittany’s co-star in the 2002 film “Spun,” wrote that she was shaken by the news.
“I’m just sooo devastated now,” she Tweeted. “Found out Brittany Murphy died earlier this morning & I’m shockedWe worked together & I knew her for yrs.”
The actress also offered her condolences to Brittany’s loved ones.
“And ALL my love to her family & friends. May God be with you in this difficult time,” she wrote.
Whoopi Goldberg, who appeared in “Girl, Interrupted” with Brittany told Access Hollywood, “It is a terrible loss for us as actors and to the industry but even greater for her family. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Frankie Muniz, from “Malcolm in the Middle,” was one of the first stars to Tweet about Brittany’s tragic passing, writing, “An old friend, Brittany Murphy has died this morning. RIP.. What a year…”
Kathy Najimy, Brittany’s co-star in the FOX animated series “King of The Hill” had a strong reaction.
“wrked w/& knew Brittany 4 14 years (& plyed her mom once as well) sweetst most talnted angel who got hked up w/ wrng people. we love u brit,” Kathy reportedly wrote on Sunday.
“so sad this is truly a waste. feeling regret we didnt’ do more. i love you so much Brittany and always will,” she added.
Kathy also released a statement to Access on Monday saying, “Brittany Murphy was like no other. A bright light. Never a mean or judgmental word, wildly fun, silly, loyal friend. Sweet, funny, smart, unbelievably talented actress and singer. Brilliant, moving body of work. I was lucky enough to know, love and work with her for 15 years. Love to her family and the many many people who adored her and were touched by her. We hope that in honor of her life and in the reflection of her glorious light, the pressures that girls and women face, will fade. Her spirit still soars.”
Denise Richards, who worked with her in “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” had kind words.
“Brittany Murphy was in Drop Dead Gorgeous with me and was the sweetest and most adorable.Tragic, sad & Devastating. Her poor family,” she Tweeted.
“So so sad about Brittany Murphy,” Tweeted Debi Mazar. “I did “David&Lisa” with her.Amazing talent.Incredible singer!SHE should have played Janis Japlin (sic).I’ll miss.”
“Iron Chef” star Mark Dacascos also shared his memories of working with Brittany.
”I worked with [Brittany] Murphy in 1996,” he Tweeted. “She was 18 years-old and a bundle of positive energy. She was a joy to be around, brought smiles to everyone on set. We were amazed at how talented she was. She was refreshing and unique. She was inspired and inspiring. My deepest condolences to the Murphy Family. [Brittany] Murphy, thank you for sharing your gifts. May you rest in peace.”
Other stars who didn’t share the big screen with Brittany also chimed in on Twitter.
“Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious,” Jessica Simpson Tweeted. “My prayers are with her family and loved ones.”
“So sad to hear about Brittany Murphey. :( My favorite was her voice in Happy Feet. Many prayers sent out to her family from us,” Candace Cameron Bure wrote.
“hey ya’ll. Life is so precious. RIP Brittany Murphy,” Taraji P. Henson Tweeted.
And Leven Rambin from “Grey’s Anatomy” also chimed in.
“RIP Brittany Murphy! So horribly sad!!!!” she wrote
Cheryl Burke from “Dancing With the Stars” shared her grief too.
“Wow I am shocked about the news! RIP Brittany Murphy. My heart goes out to you and your family,” she posted.
“OMG RIP BRITTANY MURPHY!!!! She was one of the nicest celebs ive ever met..so sad!!!!!” Tweeted “Kendra” star Kendra Wilkinson.
“Cougartown” star Busy Phillips also added her thoughts.
“So so sad about Brittany Murphy,” she Tweeted.
And Tom Green shared what he remembered most about the late actress.
“RIP Brittany Murphy - She was always very nice to me, my friends, and family. Nicer than most. And a real funny gal,” he wrote.