03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Alicia Silverstone: Brittany Murphy's Death "Truly Sad"

"I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together," Silverstone told PEOPLE on Sunday after Murphy's shocking death at age 32. "I feel love in my heart for her -- and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad."

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