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Talyubittu
08-02-2007, 21:37
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy playmate whose bizarre life careened from marrying an octogenarian billionaire to the untimely death of her son, died Thursday after collapsing at a South Florida hotel, one of her lawyers said.

Smith, 39, collapsed and was unresponsive while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino, said the lawyer, Ron Rale. She was rushed to a hospital.

"She checked in Monday at 8 p.m. as a guest. She was due to check out tomorrow," said Danielle Giordaano, a spokeswoman for the hotel.

Smith had been a tabloid staple even before she became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993. Readers were fascinated by her bombshell good looks, her marriage to an elderly billionaire and subsequent court fight over his estate, her weight fluctuations, and last year, the sudden death of her 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith.

A former topless dancer, she made her name squeezing into Guess jeans. She resembled the late actress Marilyn Monroe, a similarity played up in her Guess magazine ads, billboards and department store displays.

In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, the head of oil-based Koch Industries, which is part of a family fortune worth at least US$400 million.

He died in 1995, setting off a feud with her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over whether she had a right to his estate.

A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million in a complicated legal twist that began after she declared bankruptcy. That was later overturned.

But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court in her battle with her former stepson.

The justices said only that federal courts in California could deal with her case despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall was the sole heir to the estate.

Then, the stepson died June 20 at age 67. But the family said the court fight would continue.

Daniel Smith died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas, just days after she gave birth to a daughter.

An American medical examiner hired by the family, Cyril Wecht, said he had methadone and two antidepressants in his system when he died. Low levels of the three drugs interacted to cause an accidental death, Wecht said.

Meanwhile, the paternity of her now five-month-old daughter remained a matter of dispute.

Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children of Donald Eugene and Virgie Hart Hogan.

She married Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.

So sad...

forre
08-02-2007, 21:44
Talyubittu, Thanks for the info. A bit early I think.

Moved the thread to the Entertainment as she belonged to the world of a show-biz.

fortyfeet
08-02-2007, 22:08
Oh my god. That is horrible. I mean she was obviously no saint, but still. It says on Wikipedia she died of a Trimspa overdose.

Valito
08-02-2007, 22:26
Oh my god. That is horrible. I mean she was obviously no saint, but still. It says on Wikipedia she died of a Trimspa overdose.

what's Trimspa?

Talyubittu
08-02-2007, 22:27
Thats just speculation. The hospital hasn't released an autopsy report yet.

fortyfeet
08-02-2007, 22:31
what's Trimspa?

Diet pills

Valito
08-02-2007, 22:38
Diet pills

Well we know how silly ppl can get when it comes to weight, don't we?
Wasn't Lena hospitalized because of eating problems, back in 2002/3? I think...

Talyubittu
09-02-2007, 01:55
Not a disorder. Vanya didn't allow her to eat.

nishershevone
09-02-2007, 03:12
well, i don't know her..the first time i heard her name is on sum41's concert in japan..the band dedicated a song for her...
but what happened is so sad...i'm thinking about her daughter..

spyretto
09-02-2007, 03:46
I'd guess she died from drug-related overdose/pills etc.
It's sad really but in a way it isn't. Life is full of tragedy an we better get used to it.

Talyubittu
09-02-2007, 03:48
Death is sad no matter whom its happening to.

Amanda
09-02-2007, 05:50
Aww. :( R.I.P.

freddie
09-02-2007, 07:16
Sad stuff. :-/

Died young & stayed pretty. I think that's something the former playboy bunny would have preferered to be honest. She didn't seem very satisfied with her life in the first place. She had witt though, from what I've seen of rare interviews she did on TV. Definitely not as stupid as part of the media made her out to be.

Sahar
09-02-2007, 09:32
So sad...

Ohhh my god! :eek:

it's very sad, she's so young.

spyretto
09-02-2007, 10:49
Sad stuff. :-/

Died young & stayed pretty. I think that's something the former playboy bunny would have preferered to be honest. She didn't seem very satisfied with her life in the first place. She had witt though, from what I've seen of rare interviews she did on TV. Definitely not as stupid as part of the media made her out to be.

Wit? She was what we call here in Britain a chav :p
But of course it's tragic and she didn't commit any crime...die young? Who wants to do that? People want to die in their bed from old age.

Rachel
09-02-2007, 13:21
Wit? She was what we call here in Britain a chav :pAnd that's being nice...

Obie
09-02-2007, 13:35
She looks gorgeous on TV.. wow, so sad she died. Who knows what'll happen to all the money?????....

forre
09-02-2007, 14:15
According to the press, strong medicaments and drugs were found in her hotel room.

nikki
09-02-2007, 23:53
^ Apparently no illegal ones though, forre.

Model's death remains a mystery

An initial autopsy has failed to find the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death, the doctor who carried it out has said. No illegal drugs were found at the scene of her death, and her stomach did not contain pills, experts say.

But medical examiner Joseph Perper said he had not ruled out an overdose as a cause of death, and was waiting for the results of chemical analysis.

Ms Smith, a former Playboy model who fought a long battle for her late husband's estate, died on Thursday.

She was 39 years old.

There is "no evidence... to suggest a crime occurred," Police Chief Charlie Tiger told reporters in Florida.

But he said the investigation would remain open until Dr Perper, the Broward County medical examiner, completed his investigation.

Dr Perper said that could take from three to five weeks.

"It is a medical puzzle which we have to resolve to get a comprehensive picture of what happened," he said.

He said DNA samples had been taken from the late model.

"In every case in America, the examiner's office takes samples," he said.

Ms Smith died only five months after the birth of her daughter - the subject of competing paternity claims.

More than one man claims to be the father of the child, who is potentially heir to a multi-million-dollar fortune.

Ms Smith married Texas oil billionaire J Howard Marshall II in 1994, not long after being named Playboy's Playmate of the Year.

She was 26 and he was 89.

He died 14 months later, setting the stage for a battle over his estate that pitted Ms Smith against Marshall's son.

The case has not yet been resolved, even though Marshall's son died last year.

Ms Smith's own son Daniel died in September, leaving her daughter as her only surviving offspring.

Both Ms Smith's lawyer and partner, Howard K Stern, and her ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead say they are the father of the baby.

Ms Smith said Mr Stern was the father, but Mr Birkhead was demanding DNA testing even before Ms Smith died.

A judge has ordered that Ms Smith's body be preserved until a paternity hearing later this month.

From BBC Entertainment News

forre
09-02-2007, 23:57
Model's death remains a mystery
Hardly. Another drug overdose case I suppose. Such a pity, really. I mean it's trully sad. :(

itsme22
10-02-2007, 00:54
I don't doubt that her death may have had something to do with an overdose, but I suspect there was already something wrong with her since she had a private nurse with her.

forre
10-02-2007, 12:14
itsme22, Yeh, strange indeed.

freddie
10-02-2007, 13:13
Wit? She was what we call here in Britain a chav :p
But of course it's tragic and she didn't commit any crime...die young? Who wants to do that? People want to die in their bed from old age.

I dunno what a chav is but she didn't exactly look like a blabbering idiot on Larry King Live a few years back. Plus she HAD to be smart in a way - she played her rich hubby perfectly with the inheritance. She wouldn't be able to do what she did if she was just a cheap floozy.

And some people really dread dying from old age. One person I remember is Michael Huchence of INXS. He stated several times in public that he has no desire to grow old. Fittingly he died of autoerotic asphyxiation. Jim Morrisson had a similar outlook on life. He died in a hotel room in Paris, cause unclear to this day.

QueenBee
10-02-2007, 13:33
In my opinion dying old in itself isn't tragic, it's the road to that point which is. Just imagine getting weaker and weaker until you can hardly take care of yourself anymore. :bum:

It's too bad about Anna Nicole Smith, I heard it on the news in the morning yesterday or the day before and I was totally shocked. I never cared for her but she caused some controversy and it's just weird seeing someone like that go.

Amy_Lee_Rocks
17-02-2007, 00:47
Im gonna miss her saying "You like my body?"
I loved her! I cried on the day i heard she died..lol..
For some reason, i think she was murdered or something..
her bf does not know how to act, i saw a vid of him crying
that boy is faking it all the way. You know he just want
to claim her body/baby just so that he gets all the money.

spyretto
17-02-2007, 01:16
I dunno what a chav is but she didn't exactly look like a blabbering idiot on Larry King Live a few years back. Plus she HAD to be smart in a way - she played her rich hubby perfectly with the inheritance. She wouldn't be able to do what she did if she was just a cheap floozy.

And some people really dread dying from old age. One person I remember is Michael Huchence of INXS. He stated several times in public that he has no desire to grow old. Fittingly he died of autoerotic asphyxiation. Jim Morrisson had a similar outlook on life. He died in a hotel room in Paris, cause unclear to this day.


Chav is the term to describe all those women who are famous for being/playing the idiots and having no substance but remaining in the spotlight like the plague. Think of the bubblegum plumb blonde at Little Britain, that's the exaggerated equivalent of a chav.
I don't believe Hutchence and Morrison wanted to die though ( to avoid old age ). They would have avoided it anyway with the lifestyle they were leading.

taty994945
17-02-2007, 11:23
I've always found her a little repulsive but yeah, rest in peace.

edit - I read about her despair during her son's funeral. I feel guilty and sad.

Amy_Lee_Rocks
01-03-2007, 22:10
Picture of her dead..oh god, this is so graphic... *cries*

Poor Anna (http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2601/artqr9.jpg)