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Redbox pulls grisly Brittany Murphy movie image

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three days after Brittany Murphy passed out in her bathroom and later died, DVD rental chain Redbox said on Wednesday it was pulling a poster depicting the actress posing lifeless in a bathtub.

The poster promoted the direct-to-video horror film “Deadline,” which Coinstar Inc-owned Redbox began carrying in its kiosks nationwide on December 1.

The company said it started removing the artwork following the death of the 32-year-old actress on Sunday, and planned to complete the job by January 1.

“To my knowledge, it was art that we had scheduled at all of our locations,” said Laura Dihel, a spokeswoman for Redbox.

Murphy, better known for roles in such films as “Clueless” and “8 Mile,” suffered cardiac arrest in the bathroom of her Hollywood Hills home, and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy has been conducted, but the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology and other reports.

She starred in “Deadline” as a screenwriter in a haunted house who uncovers a grim secret. Thora Birch co-starred in the First Look Studios release from writer/director Sean McConville.

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