Smith Sells Son's Photos To Pay For Funeral

LATEST: Distraught former Playboy Playmate ANNA NICOLE SMITH was forced to sell photos of her son DANIEL taken the night before he died in order to pay for his funeral expenses. The family portraits were taken in a hospital room in the Bahamas two days after the birth of Anna Nicole's daughter and hours before her 20-year-old son was found dead. Photo agency Getty Images sold the photos to US publication In Touch for $400,000 (GBP222,000) after a fierce bidding war. According to In Touch executive editor DAN WAKEFORD, "We purchased the photos, beating the competition. "The photos were extremely emotive, and our readers are incredibly intrigued by this story." Wakeford says the images show "a perfectly healthy young man". While it is unclear what portion of the proceeds will go to Anna Nicole, a source tells American publication Us Weekly that the devastated star sold the pictures in order to pay for her son's funeral. The source says, "She needs the money." Getty Images claims that a portion of the profits from the sale of the photos will go to a charitable foundation to be set up in Daniel's name. His body remains at Butler's Funeral Home in the Bahamas and won't be released to the family until the investigation into his death is complete.


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I just whanted to say every one's actions are always diffrent, the way anna feels i would never whant to feel about one of my children. She does have her ways but who are we to judge? We all grieve in are own ways and there not always the best ways but i bielieve she loved her son danielle very very much. She wouldnt of tried all that she did for him if she didnt care, and she addored him soo much. We are all not the best parents, but why would you wish for somones kids to be taken away(first commenter)think about if it was you! Annas not the best person but only God judges us and every one has a judgement day and its not by us judging her. I think we should leave her alone, shes like every one else but with crazy history. I think she would be a great mom,her son was a real good kid and i think shell do fine with the baby girl, please we as mothers all know we dont do the best but we try. And that guy that says hes the dad of the baby, quit crying you sound like a little baby whining.
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I hope Anna happens to read this. The first thing I would like to say is, I don't believe the article mentioned above about Anna selling her son's picture to the highest bidder to help pay for the funeral. Why would anyone even print such garbage. How would the editor like it if somebody smeared them all over the press after going through such a trajic loss.Second, if indeed it were true then I am sure she has a valid reason. Who are we to judge anyway?I just wanted to say how sorry I am that Daniel has passed away. You can see in the many photos of the them together how close they were. Anna will survive and continue to be a good mom to her daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with them both...
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My commenrs are very succint. Number one the whole tragedy of anna nicole smith's sons death and the circumstances surrounding it have gotten completely out of control, by anna nicole herself. Number two, what mother who truly loved her child, would even think to stoop so low as to sell precious photos of her child for the purpose of getting money to bury him. Number three, if she was so poor that she cant bury her own son, what is she doing in the bahamas in a rented mansion, living the good life? I disagree completely with the actions she has taken, and I am sure she is even well aware of the drugs her son was on and if any abuse was going on. She is not a role model for any child, no matter what age, and in my opinion she should have this new baby taken away from her too.thank youiamconcerned
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I see nothing wrong with this. Anna, he probably would have wanted you to sell the pics, it's a LOT of money that can be used toward the new baby, and perhaps some grief counseling for you. Stay strong, you ARE special and gorgeous. Don't let your new baby's first visions be that of a crying mother, it will feel your stress and might make it ill. .
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