Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 by David Chen
Whenever a celebrity dies, particularly in the entertainment industry, the way to handle their final works (as well as works that reference or relate to them) is often a tricky one. With Brittany Murphy’s recent death, we’ve already seen this principle in action: Several weeks ago, Saturday Night Live aired a Weekend Update sketch lampooning Murphy’s public persona, portraying her as loopy and completely out of it. Upon her death, NBC quietly removed the clip from Hulu, although it is still available online.
We’ve also recently learned that movie rental company Redbox has pulled the art for Murphy’s 2009 film, Deadline, which features a chilling image of the actress lifeless in a bathtub.