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Teen star Dakota Fanning has paid tribute to tragic actress Brittany Murphy, her co-star in 2003 movie "Uptown Girls."

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Fanning was just nine when she lined up alongside Murphy, who played her childlike nanny in the comedy.

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But she remembers the experience well, and cherishes the time she spent with the late star.

Fanning says, "My thoughts go out to her family and friends. I am just very grateful that I had the chance to work with her."

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Murphy died from a cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home on Sunday. She was just 32.

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