Anna Nicole Smith Dead At 39

Reality TV star, actress and former model ANNA NICOLE SMITH has died after collapsing in Hollywood, Florida. The 39-year-old was found unconscious in her hotel room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this afternoon (08FEB07). According to hotel officials, Smith was "unresponsive" and emergency crews performed CPR at the scene and a breathing apparatus was inserted in her throat. Paramedics were seen pumping her chest as she was taken from the hotel and transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood just after 2pm EST today. She died at 3.45pm EST. Local streets were closed off to rush Smith to the hospital, three miles away. Her five-month-old daughter, DANNIELYNN, was not with her mother, sources say. The baby is being cared for by a family friend in The Bahamas, where Smith has been living since last summer (06). Anna Nicole was fighting eviction and paternity lawsuits at the time of her death. Ex-boyfriends LARRY BIRKHEAD and G BEN THOMPSON had both filed lawsuits against the actress/model. Photojournalist Birkhead claimed filed a paternity suit last year (06) claiming he was the biological father of Smith's baby daughter DANNIELYNN, while developer Thompson has been fighting to evict her from the home he helped secure for her in The Bahamas last summer (06). On Wednesday (07FEB07), a California judge demanded Smith submit her baby daughter for a DNA test by 21 February (07) - in an effort to end the battle over who the biological father of the baby is. At the time of her death, Smith was also fighting the estate of her late husband, oil tycoon J HOWARD MARSHALL, for a share of his estate. Marshall died in 1995. In 2002, she was awarded $88 million (GBP45.1 million) from the estate of her late husband, but was denied claim that she was also owed interest on that money. Smith's life has been rocked with the bizarre and the tragic with moments of happiness and success. Born VICKY LYNN HOGAN in Houston, Texas, she started her career as a waitress in a fried chicken restaurant but tasted success as a Playboy model, actress and star of her own self-titled, bizarre reality TV show. Smith was named Playboy Playmate of the Month in May 1992 and Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1993. She shocked the world when she married J Howard Marshall II in 1994 when she was 26 and the oil tycoon was almost 90. Last September (06) was a joyful and terrible month for the actress - she gave birth to baby daughter Dannielynn just three days before her 20-year-old son DANIEL died from a lethal overdose of methadone and anti-depressants in his mother's hospital room in The Bahamas. Best known as a socialite, public figure and diet product spokesmodel, Smith also appeared in a handful of movies, including THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT and her final movie ILLEGAL ALIENS, which was released last year (06).


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Sorry I was a bit harsh earlier, I've been reading such negative crap all nite and it's irritating. You are entitled to feel the way you do and I shouldn't jump all over you for it. I just think there is something more to why she wanted her family out of her life. Why is it she is the mean one? How do we know what her childhood was like. Her son was an adult who could have tried to re-establish ties with the grandparents etc. and didn't. I just say she obviously had her demons and they did her in. Pretending Birkhead is a good guy, I just hope to god he is because this little girl is going to need someone STRONG to buoy her the rest of her life--as the paps will be salivating over every move.
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Sounds like you have as much class, my two cents, as she did. She never hurt anyone but herself. And now she's dead because of it. End of story. Yes, she was white-trashy but the public ate it up. She's supposed to turn down lucrative offers to cash in on it? Don't think so, and the old guy she married knew exactly what he was doing. It wasn't like he was senile. Publicity is what she lived for and what she got in return. She's probably loving the debate...I will say she most definitely lied about the paternity and that was spiteful. Hope Birkhead is a good person, because he was only after her money anyway, crying over wanting to part of the baby's life. Well she'll be his soon and her better take good care of her...she has quite a legacy to live down. It'll be like Frances Cobain, not easy being her, I bet.
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Jeez, now we learn that Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband may be the father? WTF? But I think Larry Birkhead is the father, the baby looks like him. .
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Now they are saying that she froze the dead billionaire's sperm (Marshall) and the baby could be his. Why can't they just order DNA on the baby and have done with it as they should have done the first time Birkenhead asked for it when Anna Nicole was still alive. Now it seems cold hearted, but it has to be dealt with soon. The baby is getting older and only knows Howard K. Stern as a father figure and it would be better to bond with the real father as young as possible not to be more screwed up as an adult than this poor kid probably will already. (China Town "My mother, my father" Slap!) I'm born, my half brother dies, then my mother dies! WTF!
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PRAISE GOD! One less lying, gold-digging trailer park trash bitch in the world. She killed her son, fake-married her lying jew lawyer to help prevent a DNA test of the child fathered by Larry Birkhead. Everyone who came into her life was hurt or is dead! .
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Annika, she hurt many people, especially her own family which she disowned and trashed in the media, resorting to personal insults and name-calling (she called her mother a "fat pig' when Anna herself used to be a fag pig. She hurt the gentleman who let her live in his mansion in the Bahamas, saying he gave it to her as a gift and he had to legally forcibly remove her from his property. Promoters had to sue her because she'd appear at a function drunk as a skunk. She probably had a part in the death of her son! She is hurting Larry Birkhead by denying him his right to the child he helped conceive. The reason she rarely left her hotel rooms or wherever she was living was because she was afraid of process servers!
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Regarding the DNA which she had been refusing to have done, had Birkenhead been a deadbeat dad running from his responsibilities, you can bet that the courts would have tracked him down and insisted that he have it done and pay up to support the kid if he was the father. Seeing as the situation was reversed, instead of wasting all this time ordering her to have it done, then overturning it and then ordering it again to be done by Feb. 21st really worsened the situation as it would have been proven already that Birkenhead is the father. Now her lawyer is saying that it would be disrespectful to do DNA after her death. That's stupid. Im sure the kid would eventually want to know who her real father is. Regarding Anna Nicole's family, her sister said that she had cut them out as she didn't want her family to somehow be entitled to anything that she bilked out of the dead billionaire husband. She now hated her mother, however, she had left her son Danny to pretty well be raised by her mother until he was six years old. Howard K. Stern, her lawyer for the billionaire's fortune, may or may not have fallen in love with her during the years, however, he certainly knew that if she did win her case finally, then her son Danny would inherit, then her new baby would inherit, if anything happened to Anna Nicole. Well, the son has been eliminated, so has Anna Nicole, and only the baby remains. Who allows their kid to take methadone & antidepressants? I thought methadone is for heroin addicts to get off smack. Anna Nicole always seemed wasted herself slurring her words and I don't believe she was only drunk and this was prior to the death of her son, so it wasn't due to grief coping drugs. It will be interesting to hear the pathology report. What a saga!
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