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Chiefster
02-08-2007, 07:52 PM
Former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith Dies at Age 39 After Collapsing at Florida Hotel
02-08-2007 5:27 PM
By SUZETTE LABOY, Associated Press Writer
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale _ Playboy centerfold, jeans model, bride of an octogenarian oil tycoon, reality-show subject, tragic mother _ died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.
She was stricken while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was rushed to a hospital. Edwina Johnson, chief investigator for the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said the cause of death was under investigation and an autopsy would be done on Friday.
Just five months ago, Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died suddenly in the Bahamas in what was believed to be drug-related.
Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said a private nurse called 911 after finding Smith unresponsive in her sixth-floor room at the hotel, which is on an Indian reservation. He said Smith's bodyguard administered CPR, but she was declared dead at a hospital.
Through the '90s and into the new 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. On her reality show and other 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 a former attorney for Smith in the Bahamas, Michael Scott.
Another former Smith attorney, Lenard Leeds, told the celebrity gossip Web site TMZ that Smith "always had problems with her weight going up and down, and there's no question she used alcohol." Leeds said it was no secret that "she had a very troubled life" and had "so many, many problems."
"She wanted to be like Marilyn her whole life and ironically died in a similar manner," Leeds said. Monroe died of a drug overdose at age 36 in 1962.
Smith attorney Ron Rale told The Associated Press that he had talked to her on Tuesday or Wednesday, and she had flu symptoms and a fever and was still grieving over her son.
"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 strip club before she entered her photos in a search contest and 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. In 1992, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $550 million.
In a 2005 interview with ABC, Smith recalled meeting Marshall at what she called a "gentleman's club' in Houston. "He had no will to live and I went over to see him," she said. "He got a little twinkle in his eyes, and he asked me to dance for him. And I did."
Marshall died in 1995 at age 90, setting off a feud with Smith's former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over his 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. Cameras followed her around as she sparred with her lawyer, hung out with her personal assistant and interior decorator, and cooed at her poodle, Sugar Pie. She also appeared in movies, performing a bit part in "The Hudsucker Proxy" in 1994.
After news came of Smith's death, G. Eric Brunstad Jr., the lawyer who represented Marshall, said in a statement: "We're very shocked by the news and extend the deepest condolences to her family."
In a statement, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said: "I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole's passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally."
Smith's son 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 died accidentally of a combination of methadone and two antidepressants. Last month, a Bahamas magistrate scheduled a formal inquiry into the death for March 27.
Meanwhile, the paternity of Smith's now 5-month-old daughter remained a matter of dispute. The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, Smith's most recent companion. Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead was waging a legal challenge, saying he was the father.
Debra Opri, the attorney who filed his paternity suit, said Birkhead "is devastated. He is inconsolable, and we are taking steps now to protect the DNA testing of the child. The child is our No. 1 priority."
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.
She married 16-year-old fry cook Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.
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Associated Press Writers Sarah Larimer in Hollywood, Fla., and Ana Cholo in Los Angeles contributed to this story.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Guru
02-09-2007, 12:54 AM
Well, that was inevitable.

Chiefster
02-09-2007, 01:02 AM
Guru wrote:
Well, that was inevitable.


For sure; wonder what the official cause of death was.

Guru
02-09-2007, 01:13 AM
Chiefster wrote:


Guru wrote:
Well, that was inevitable.


For sure; wonder what the official cause of death was.


OD of course.

Chiefster
02-09-2007, 01:17 AM
Guru wrote:


Chiefster wrote:


Guru wrote:
Well, that was inevitable.


For sure; wonder what the official cause of death was.


OD of course.

Yeah, that is what's strongly believed.

kenny1937
02-09-2007, 02:10 AM
Who gets the loot? Maybe like Monroe, somebody helped her OD.

8-) :lol: :pint:

Old_admin
02-09-2007, 03:53 AM
A sad tragedy, but maybe it was from a higher power considering her son just died.

Chiefster
02-09-2007, 08:16 AM
kenny1937 wrote:
Who gets the loot? Maybe like Monroe, somebody helped her OD.

8-) :lol: :pint:

Good Question.



admin wrote:
A sad tragedy, but maybe it was from a higher power considering her son just died.

Well, while anything is possible I can't help but feel that her lifestyle and the company she kept had a lot more to do with it.

Guru
02-27-2007, 03:18 AM
I wish the media would stop with the coverage though.

Chiefster
02-27-2007, 02:16 PM
I wish the media would stop with the coverage though.


No doubt! I'm already sick of hearing it. Not since the OJ trail has there been such media drama surrounding a high profile court case.

Coach
02-27-2007, 02:25 PM
The ironic part is that our troops are dying every day in Iraq doing something noble and we don't even know their names. This lady OD's and we have to watch and hear about it for weeks.

Chiefster
02-27-2007, 02:42 PM
The ironic part is that our troops are dying every day in Iraq doing something noble and we don't even know their names. This lady OD's and we have to watch and hear about it for weeks.


Excellent point; instead we are being spoon fed the news coming out of Iraq, and it is seldom ever good news. We don't know the half of what's really going on there.

kenny1937
02-28-2007, 04:11 AM
I say, bury the lady, and let her rest, I couldn't agree more with you Coach.

:dragonball-trunks: :character00268: :1: :sterb200:

hermhater
01-25-2008, 04:39 AM
About time someone mentioned this!

Why should we celebrate the death of a drug addled whore?

Way to be Kenny!

Chiefster
01-25-2008, 07:39 AM
About time someone mentioned this!

Why should we celebrate the death of a drug addled whore?

Way to be Kenny!

Wow! and only nearly a year later; yer quick on the draw there HH. Your quest for 10k has you reaching for news that we all had forgotten and would have liked to have never been reminded of. Way to go! :p
j/k.

hermhater
01-25-2008, 10:10 PM
Wow! and only nearly a year later; yer quick on the draw there HH. Your quest for 10k has you reaching for news that we all had forgotten and would have liked to have never been reminded of. Way to go! :p
j/k.

Trust me, had I been here last year when this happened you would have heard me going off about it much more!

I was appalled at the coverage she got, and I am sickened by the coverage given to Heath Ledgers death as well!!!

(Also I am trying to bring back Kenny!)

(Oh, and trying to get to 10,000 before Monday when I have to go back to the old 9-5 grind!)

:D

Chiefster
01-26-2008, 04:47 AM
Trust me, had I been here last year when this happened you would have heard me going off about it much more!

I was appalled at the coverage she got, and I am sickened by the coverage given to Heath Ledgers death as well!!!

(Also I am trying to bring back Kenny!)

(Oh, and trying to get to 10,000 before Monday when I have to go back to the old 9-5 grind!)

:D

I will let him know that he is missed around here. :)

hermhater
01-26-2008, 03:45 PM
I will let him know that he is missed around here. :)

Yer a good man!

:bananen_smilies046:

spiman
01-26-2008, 04:11 PM
If H.H. can bring back Kenny, Then I have a whole list of others you can bring back from the dead! Starting with Jimmy H. etc... And 10k posts B 4 by Sun? Oh Lord what will you B drinking to accomplish this task?

hermhater
01-26-2008, 06:17 PM
If H.H. can bring back Kenny, Then I have a whole list of others you can bring back from the dead! Starting with Jimmy H. etc... And 10k posts B 4 by Sun? Oh Lord what will you B drinking to accomplish this task?

I didn't mean Kenny from South Park, I meant Kenny from the Crowd, he's still alive and kicking!

I think I'm only about 30 posts from 10,000 right now, and I could do that in my sleep!

:lol:

spiman
01-26-2008, 11:33 PM
What the soap continues on0--U go TimmSatt?
I didn't mean Kenny from South Park, I meant Kenny from the Crowd, he's still alive and kicking!

I think I'm only about 30 posts from 10,000 right now, and I could do that in my sleep!

:lol:

rbedgood
01-27-2008, 05:05 PM
I didn't mean Kenny from South Park, I meant Kenny from the Crowd, he's still alive and kicking!

I think I'm only about 30 posts from 10,000 right now, and I could do that in my sleep!

:lol:

You post in your sleep...that explains a lot!!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

Congrats on 10K, btw...

hermhater
01-27-2008, 07:43 PM
You post in your sleep...that explains a lot!!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

Congrats on 10K, btw...

Shhhhh!

It was supposed to be a secret!

:D

Chiefster
01-28-2008, 02:40 AM
Shhhhh!

It was supposed to be a secret!

:D

Revealed, your secret is.