Her demise was totally unexpected, and Kelly Backst of Stiffs.com a celebrity death pool website says that couldve meant big bucks for someone if they wouldve picked her in a pool.
Backst compares Murphys untimely end to Heath Ledgers in terms of surprise, and says players on his site couldve won as much as $2,500 had they picked her to die.
However, theres still time for them to cash out with another dark horse death.
Since Cincinnati Bengals player Chris Henry died just days before Murphy, Backst says the rule of three, which states that big name celebs die in clumps of three, means the Grim Reaper may come a-knockin for one more star before 2009 is over.
He adds, The chances of another death before the end of the year are pretty decent. I give it a 60 percent chance.
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