Hollywood (DM): Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy would still be alive today if her mother had called for an ambulance 24 hours before she collapsed, a leading pathologist claimed yesterday. Tragically Murphy was so frightened of the paparazzi outside her home she had turned into a social recluse and was reluctant to receive medical help when she first started having trouble breathing. Miss Murphy was also very sedated due to the drugs she was taking and so may not have appeared as ill as she was.