This makes me sad, so beautiful, so talented girl. Murphy was only 32 when her mother, Sharon, found her unconscious in the shower in the early morning of December 20, 2009. Murphy suffered from anemia and was battling a case of pneumonia at the time, which would later be ruled the official cause of her death. By the way, there are vaccinations against pneumonia and we must take special care of people with other underlying illness or the elderly, or physically weak. Pneumonia must be taken seriously.