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Matt700wlw
02-08-2007, 04:50 PM
She collapsed in a hotel, unresponsive, unconcious.

Her attorney confirms she's dead.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250974,00.html

wow...what a train wreck.

Puffy
02-08-2007, 05:05 PM
wow

max venable
02-08-2007, 05:38 PM
I just heard about it from a co-worker. Said it was a suicide. Can anyone confirm?

Reds4Life
02-08-2007, 05:39 PM
My guess is going to be an over dose of some sort.

guttle11
02-08-2007, 05:40 PM
I just heard about it from a co-worker. Said it was a suicide. Can anyone confirm?

No, there's nothing at all being said about the cause. Just that she collapsed in her hotel room at the Hard Rock.

Red Leader
02-08-2007, 05:40 PM
if she was found face down it could have been suffocation. :D

Matt700wlw
02-08-2007, 05:41 PM
TrimSpa, baby!

RedFanAlways1966
02-08-2007, 05:43 PM
Sad, but not at all shocking. I feel bad for her loved ones and her new baby.

WMR
02-08-2007, 06:09 PM
Holy crap. I wonder if Howard K. Stern as the supposed father of her baby and husband, will continue the legal fight to try and wrangle money from that old dude's estate? Wonder what her death does to that claim?

Dom Heffner
02-08-2007, 06:36 PM
I feel for her family and loved ones.

RIP, Anna.

Blimpie
02-08-2007, 08:03 PM
Died of a broken heart would be my guess...

Buried her oldest son a few months ago. Now, she leaves a four month old baby with her starstruck consellor. Lucky kid.

Blimpie
02-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Wow..this happened in record time.


Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sparks Bidding War
Thursday , February 08, 2007

By Sara Bonisteel


Footage of the final moments of Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith's life sparked a media bidding war Thursday, with estimates already topping $250,000, FOXNews.com has learned.

Paparazzi agency Splash News & Picture Agency is peddling the videotape, which shows paramedics working on the unresponsive reality star as she was wheeled from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., Thursday afternoon.

Emergency responders appear to administer CPR on two separate occasions as the TrimSpa spokeswoman was wheeled out of the hotel on a gurney, according to FOX News Channel producer Christopher Spinder, who viewed the footage at Splash's headquarters in Los Angeles.

"At one point they kind of started to look like they were going to put the gurney onto the ambulance and they kind of pulled the gurney back out a little bit so they could do a second administering of CPR," Spinder said.

Her companion and lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is not visible in the video.

The two-minute tape, shot from three different angles from a distance of about 50 feet, shows Smith's sheet-covered body, with an oxygen mask over her face, being taken out of the Hard Rock Hotel by a gaggle of emergency responders, including paramedics and police.

"You cannot see her face, you cannot see hair flowing out from underneath the mask," Spinder said. "Again if someone didn't tell me this was Anna Nicole Smith, I totally would not have known it. You can't even tell it's a woman."

The video shows footage of the ambulance driving away from the hotel under a police escort, then cuts to the ambulance at Memorial Regional Hospital just after 2 p.m. ET Thursday.

"You do not see the ambulance pull into the hospital, and you do not see the body come out of the back of the ambulance," Spinder said. "You just see the ambulance sitting there.

"One would assume that the cameraman got there after the body had already been unloaded from the ambulance and was already in the hospital at that point," he said.

Smith died at 2:45 p.m. at the age of 39. She is survived by a 4-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall. Her only son, Daniel Smith, died in the Bahamas in September, 18 days after her daughter was born.

redsfan1966
02-08-2007, 09:04 PM
Anna anna anna anna anna nicole...is dead...guess E! wont be bringing back that train wreck of a show....too bad; she was starting to look good again...

GAC
02-08-2007, 09:36 PM
Sad. Very sad. I really feel for a child just born that will never get to really know his mother - except for he reads or others tell her. And it won't be good for the most part.

Matt700wlw
02-08-2007, 09:41 PM
Sad. Very sad. I really feel for a child just born that will never get to really know his mother - except for he reads or others tell her. And it won't be good for the most part.

Poor kid is going to hear some painful stuff......some probably untrue (yet, sadly, some if it will be true)

Blimpie
02-08-2007, 09:46 PM
Poor kid is going to hear some painful stuff......some probably untrue (yet, sadly, some if it will be true)Yeah, like: "So little girl, you were born in 2006? Hmmm, your mommy was once married to a man who was born in '05....as in 1905."

Yachtzee
02-08-2007, 09:48 PM
Sad. Very sad. I really feel for a child just born that will never get to really know his mother - except for he reads or others tell her. And it won't be good for the most part.

And worse, the baby will likely be a football tossed back and forth in court until they sort out who the real dad is.

Highlifeman21
02-08-2007, 10:21 PM
Word out of FL is cocaine overdose.

M2
02-08-2007, 11:04 PM
I think it's her ex-son-in-law killing his way back to his daddy's money. At least that's the prurient rumor I'm willing to believe at the moment.

savafan
02-08-2007, 11:24 PM
I think it's her ex-son-in-law killing his way back to his daddy's money. At least that's the prurient rumor I'm willing to believe at the moment.

This is my gut hunch as well.

macro
02-08-2007, 11:49 PM
Do any of you think that her untimely death will give her a sort of mythical status along the lines of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Belushi, Kurt Colbaine, etc? I don't mean to compare her celebrity status to those people necessarily, but I use them as examples of what I'm referring to.

Yachtzee
02-08-2007, 11:53 PM
Do any of you think that her untimely death will give her a sort of mythical status along the lines of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Belushi, Kurt Colbaine, etc? I don't mean to compare her celebrity status to those people necessarily, but I use them as examples of what I'm referring to.

I don't know, but earlier Yahoo's headline was "Candle in the Wind."

savafan
02-08-2007, 11:56 PM
I don't it's too far fetched to compare her to Marilyn Monroe. The similarities can be seen as eerie.

Yachtzee
02-09-2007, 12:03 AM
I don't it's too far fetched to compare her to Marilyn Monroe. The similarities can be seen as eerie.

Looks-wise, sure. But I don't think Naked Gun 33 1/3 quite compares to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the Seven Year Itch, or Bus Stop.

savafan
02-09-2007, 12:13 AM
Looks-wise, sure. But I don't think Naked Gun 33 1/3 quite compares to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the Seven Year Itch, or Bus Stop.

Well, I wasn't referring to their movie careers.

Both were married three times, both died in their mid to late 30s, both changed their names during their careers, both were rumored to have problems with alcohol and drugs...

TeamCasey
02-09-2007, 06:04 AM
Do any of you think that her untimely death will give her a sort of mythical status along the lines of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Belushi, Kurt Colbaine, etc? I don't mean to compare her celebrity status to those people necessarily, but I use them as examples of what I'm referring to.


Unfortunately yes. It's already started.

"She wanted to be like Marilyn her whole life and ironically died in a similar manner," Leeds told the site.

RedsBaron
02-09-2007, 08:48 AM
Do any of you think that her untimely death will give her a sort of mythical status along the lines of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Belushi, Kurt Colbaine, etc? I don't mean to compare her celebrity status to those people necessarily, but I use them as examples of what I'm referring to.

I don't believe that she left a body of work that people will be referring to decades from now.
James Dean gave three excellent performances in "East of Eden," "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Giant," with "Rebel" being a prophetic iconic film which foretold the era of teenage rebellion that was to fully develop about a decade later. Dean was an icon, romancing Natalie Wood and racing cars, dying at only age 24 while at the hieght of his fame.
Marilyn Monroe lived a troubled life, but she too left a considerable volume of quality work, and was an icon to many. She married another American icon in Joe DiMaggio, and reportedly had affairs with numerous other celebrities, including yet another tragic icon in John F. Kennedy.
John Belushi was not as great a figure, but the films he left us with, such as "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" at least had him as the central figure and are still loved by the generation for which they were made, although I have no idea as to how well they will be regarded by futurte generations. As for Colbaine, I realize he is an icon to many, but I just do not know enough about him.
The film roles Anna Nicole Smith do not favorablyn compare with those of Dean and Monroe, nor do her romantic relationships.

GAC
02-09-2007, 09:07 AM
I don't it's too far fetched to compare her to Marilyn Monroe. The similarities can be seen as eerie.

She was no Marylin Monroe. Marylin did at least have talent.

Ltlabner
02-09-2007, 09:10 AM
Well, I wasn't referring to their movie careers.

Both were married three times, both died in their mid to late 30s, both changed their names during their careers, both were rumored to have problems with alcohol and drugs...

Both had decent movie carears, both had affairs with the president and the attorney general (who happened to be brothers and later on assinated), both married ballplayers, both went to war zones and entertained the troops.....

Oh wait.

Sweetstop
02-09-2007, 10:39 AM
A comparison to Jayne Mansfield seems a bit more logical. Marilyn Monroe...that's a joke. Marilyn's rolling over in her grave.

Chip R
02-09-2007, 03:54 PM
This just gets creepier and creepier. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband says he's the father of Smith's daughter. The last paragraph was especially creepy.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070209/ap_en_ot/anna_nicole_smith_prince

cumberlandreds
02-09-2007, 03:59 PM
This just gets creepier and creepier. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband says he's the father of Smith's daughter. The last paragraph was especially creepy.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070209/ap_en_ot/anna_nicole_smith_prince

This is Jerry Springer Show material. ;)

Matt700wlw
02-09-2007, 04:01 PM
She had a thing for old dudes, I guess...

Yachtzee
02-09-2007, 04:27 PM
This just gets creepier and creepier. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband says he's the father of Smith's daughter. The last paragraph was especially creepy.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070209/ap_en_ot/anna_nicole_smith_prince

http://wirelessdigest.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/spartacus.jpg

I AM SPARTACUS!...Er...I mean, I am the father of Anna Nicole's Baby!

minus5
02-09-2007, 04:40 PM
I think it's her ex-son-in-law killing his way back to his daddy's money. At least that's the prurient rumor I'm willing to believe at the moment.

That guy died last year at age 67 so he's got a decent alibi.

Ltlabner
02-09-2007, 04:53 PM
That guy died last year at age 67 so he's got a decent alibi.

.....likely story. Pretty convienent story to "die" last year.

I smell cover up.

M2
02-09-2007, 05:01 PM
That guy died last year at age 67 so he's got a decent alibi.

Or did he ...

Dom Heffner
02-09-2007, 05:03 PM
I didn't realize that the dude who married Zsa Zsa was 39 when she was 70.

Lots of that going around, I guess.

minus5
02-09-2007, 05:18 PM
Or did he ...


I said decent alibi not foolproof. The game is afoot!

Chip R
02-09-2007, 05:26 PM
I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when Mr. Gabor asked Zsa Zsa if they could adopt Anna Nicole. :eek:

Blimpie
02-09-2007, 07:31 PM
Word out of FL is cocaine overdose.Does that mean that the coroner had to depart the state of Florida just prior to making his statement that no illegal drugs were found in her system???


Anna Nicole Smith Autopsy Inconclusive; No Evidence of Crime, No Illegal Drugs Found
Friday , February 09, 2007


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. —

Initial autopsy results on the body of Anna Nicole Smith failed to pinpoint the cause of death of the ex-Playboy Playmate and reality TV star, but no illegal drugs were found in her hotel room and there was no evidence of a crime, officials said Friday.

"We found no illegal drugs, only prescription medicines" in Smith's hotel room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., according to Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger. Nothing unusual was observed on hotel surveillance tapes, which are still being reviewed, and there was no evidence to suggest a crime occurred, he said.

Tiger said he was not releasing the names on the bottles of prescription pills, and that he had gotten sworn statements from all the parties involved.

Smith apparently had been sick for several days with some kind of stomach flu, said Dr. Joshua Perper, the Broward County medical examiner who performed the autopsy.

The autopsy found no pills in her stomach, but officials were awaiting the results of toxicological tests that would indicate whether she had taken drugs, Perper said.

Perper said there were three possible causes of Smith's death: medication, chemicals or a combination of natural causes and medication.

"I see something that looks a little unusual," he said. "At this time, we do not have the results of the tests which would permit us to make that determination.

Tiger said a cause of death was received by his office but "we're not going to release that at this time."

Perper said the autopsy was able to exclude any types of physical injury such as gunshot wound, asphyxiation or blunt trauma on the body of the 39-year-old, who died Thursday after being found unconscious in a hotel room.

It revealed only "subtle findings" in the heart and gastrointestinal tract, and blood in her stomach from being in shock before she died, Perper said. Minor bruises on her back were from a previous fall in the bathroom, he said.

"There were no findings that would indicate continuing drug abuse," Perper said. He called the process a "medical puzzle" and said it would take three to five weeks to conclude the investigation.

On Thursday, a private nurse found Smith unconscious in her room and called 911, officials said. A bodyguard performed CPR, Tiger said, but Smith was declared dead at a hospital.

It was unclear why Smith had a nurse with her; some media reports said the woman was with Smith all the time.

Meanwhile, a judge refused Friday to order an emergency DNA test on Smith's body. The test was requested by Larry Birkhead, Smith's ex-boyfriend who insists he is the father of Smith's 5-month-old daughter Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

Smith's most recent companion, Howard K. Stern, is listed on Dannielynn's birth certificate as her father.

The judge did order Smith's body to be preserved until a Feb. 20 hearing, attorneys said.

In yet another complication in the case, Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederick von Anhalt, said Friday that he had a decade-long affair with Smith and may be her daughter's father.

"If you go back from September, she wasn't with one of those guys, she was with me," von Anhalt, 59, told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

He said he would file a lawsuit if Dannielynn is turned over to Stern or Birkhead.

Anhalt would not comment to FOX News about whether or not he's the father, but he said if the baby goes to Birkhead or Stern he will "jump in and give some information that gives some new light."

"I'm only upset that two guys fight for the fatherhood and they're not the father at all," he said.

Was It Drugs?

Shortly before Smith's autopsy was conducted Friday, her mother blamed drugs for her daughter's sudden death.

"I think she had too many drugs, just like Danny (Smith's late son)," her mother, Virgie Arthur, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. "I tried to warn her about drugs and the people that she hung around with. She didn't listen."

Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel Smith died in September from what a private medical examiner determined was a combination of methadone and two antidepressants. Daniel died on Sept. 10, just three days after Smith gave birth to Dannielynn.

Dannielynn, meanwhile, was being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Shane Gibson, the Bahamian immigration minister who is a close friend of Smith's, People magazine reported on its Web site, citing unidentified sources.

Smith's estranged sister Donna Hogan told FOX News Friday that she blames Stern for Smith's death and the death of her nephew, Daniel. She also doubts that Stern is the father of Dannielynn.

"Well we're not sure who the father is," Hogan said. "I don’t believe it's Stern — I don’t care if he is. He is unfit to raise that child. Both family members (Anna and Daniel) are gone — it's always Howard K. Stern there. It's always his name on the drugs or something."

Hogan added that she would like to press charges against Stern, and that Stern should have done more to stop her sister from using drugs.

"Howard K. Stern was just a friend who did everything that she told him to do. He's a moron," Hogan said. "I think he was obsessive over her, so he would do anything for her. If she wanted drugs, she could use him to get them and he would get them for her."

Smith checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in 1995 for addiction to prescription painkillers and alcohol.

Anna's Rise to Fame

Through the '90s and into the 21st century, Smith was famous for being famous, a pop-culture punchline because of her up-and-down weight, her Marilyn Monroe looks, her exaggerated curves, her little-girl voice, her ditzy-blonde persona and her over-the-top revealing outfits.

Recently, she lost a reported 69 pounds and became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, a weight-loss supplement. In recent TV appearances, her speech was often slurred and she seemed out of it. Some critics said she seemed drugged-out.

"Undoubtedly it will be found at the end of the day that drugs featured in her death as they did in the death of poor Daniel," said Michael Scott, a former attorney for Smith in the Bahamas.

Rale said he had talked to Smith on Tuesday or Wednesday, and she had flu symptoms and a fever and was still grieving over her son. He dismissed claims her death was related to drugs as "a bunch of nonsense."

"Poor Anna Nicole," he said. "She's been the underdog. She's been besieged ... and she's been trying her best and nobody should have to endure what she's endured."

The Texas-born Smith was a topless dancer at a strip club before she made the cover of Playboy magazine in 1992. She became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993. She was also signed to a contract with Guess jeans, appearing in TV commercials, billboards and magazine ads.

In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, owner of Great Northern Oil Co. After his death the following year, she engaged in a protracted legal fight with her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over whether she had a right to the estate.

A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million. That was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

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

Smith starred in her own reality TV series, "The Anna Nicole Show," in 2002-04. She also appeared in movies, performing a bit part in "The Hudsucker Proxy" in 1994.

Smith had been filming a movie called "Illegal Aliens" until September, when the production was shut down because of her son Daniel's death. Smith was a producer on the film, which poked fun at her dumb blonde persona, and Daniel was an associate producer.

Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children. Her parents split up when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother, a deputy sheriff.

She dropped out after 11th grade after she was expelled for fighting, and worked as a waitress and then a cook at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas.

She married 16-year-old fry cook Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.

Matt700wlw
02-10-2007, 11:27 AM
As much as people kid and joke about her, and you can include me...I have, we all have....it really is a sad story. She obviously had problems, and everybody around her enabled her instead of getting her some help.


Money can be a dirty, dirty thing...

Blimpie
02-10-2007, 12:59 PM
As much as people kid and joke about her, and you can include me...I have, we all have....it really is a sad story. She obviously had problems, and everybody around her enabled her instead of getting her some help...It all started rolling downhill when she trusted that this guy would be always looking out for her best interests...

http://images.scotsman.com/2006/09/27/2006-09-27T042924Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_2_OUKEN-UK-SMITH.jpg

MWM
02-10-2007, 01:27 PM
Marulyn Monroe was a universally accepted beauty. Marilyn was a goddess like figure and is still considered one of the most beautiful women America has ever seen.

Take away the plastic surgery and Anna Nicole is probably still in the trailor park, sadly. I don't think she was widely accepted as beautiful. I know I never thought much of her.

But I'll echo what some have already said. This really is a sad story.

GAC
02-11-2007, 09:22 PM
She isn't the first person, nor the last, that couldn't handle the trappings of fame and Hollywood, but instead got consumed by it.

WMR
02-21-2007, 06:00 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=27d_1171991945

Anna Nicole Gacy?

Blimpie
02-21-2007, 07:03 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=27d_1171991945

Anna Nicole Gacy?June Cleaver, she ain't....