Friday, February 9, 2007
Anna Nicole Smith Dead at Age 39
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Latest News: A police chief held a press conference in front of Memorial Regional hospital where Anna Nicole passed away. Here are the details we have as of now from the press conference.

Anna Nicole was pronounced dead at 2:49pm. Police responded to Anna's hotel room, which was on the 6th floor at the Hard Rock hotel in Hollywood Florida. She had been staying there since Monday with her companion Howard K Stern.

A private nurse found her unconscious and then called the operator at 1:38pm and Anna's bodyguard was called in to her room at 1:45pm to give her CPR.

The Police Chief had no idea what condition Anna was when her she was discovered in her room. No clue if she had a cardiac arrest or if she was bleeding. There were no children in the room and Anna had a fever the night before.

We do know there was no obvious signs of mortal trauma. The weird part is Howard was not in the room when Anna died. The Police Chief said he had no idea where Howard is now, but he was staying with her in the hotel.

Eye witnesses say that when she was brought to the hospital, at first her face was uncovered but they covered her entire body and face as she was being taken out of the ambulance. There was someone on location that did snap photos. No word on who the photographer was but we expect that they'll surface soon.


INITIAL UPDATE: Anna Nicole Smith has died, this according to her attorney Ron Rail who is making an announcement.

Smith collapsed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and died at a local hospital hours later..

The Broward County Medical Examiner has been dispatched to the hospital to retrieve the body. is reporting that Anna's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope, was not with her at the time. Sources tell the magazine that she is being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official who is a close friend of Smith's.

TMZ has also learned that the hotel room that Anna was occupying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be sealed off as a part of the investigation.

TMZ has spoken with Chief Coroner Johnson of the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office who tells us that an autopsy will take place early tomorrow morning on Anna Nicole Smith. Her body is now in their Ft. Lauderdale office.

Attorney Ron Rale, who had been representing Anna Nicole in her paternity battle with Larry Birkhead, tells TMZ there will be a court hearing tomorrow. He says he was contacted by reps for Larry Birkhead and they will go to court to discuss the matter of DNA testing.

Larry Birkhead's attorney also confirms that the emergency court hearing is set for tomorrow morning in Los Angeles.

TMZ reported that Anna Nicole Smith collapsed while at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Hard Rock official Julianne Carelli says the star was transferred to Memorial Regional Hospital after she was found passed out in her hotel room.

CPR was performed on Anna and a breathing tube was inserted in her throat by emergency responders.

WFOR-TV in Miami reports that Anna was found unresponsive in her hotel room. Local streets were closed off to rush Smith to the hospital, three miles away. Paramedics were seen pumping her chest as she was taken from the hotel.

Some blog sites are reporting that Smith has passed away, and the news has not been announced officially yet.

Stay tuned for the developing story.


posted by Eeyore at 8:02 AM | Permalink |


  • At Thursday, 08 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous

    This is just such a sad message! My thoughts goes out to Howard Stern and especially to little Dannielynn who lost her brother only days old and now also her mother at only 6 months old... What a tragedy!

  • At Thursday, 08 February, 2007, Blogger WildStarz

    so sad eh? I'm still kinda shocked over it, I just wrote an article about her the other day and was kind of wondering if she'd make it thru all these lawsuits and court stuff and then she's dead. I have a feeling there is more to the story though.

  • At Friday, 09 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous

    Two people died with the same man in the room? Now, it is either a bad luck or something really creepy... Let me try again: two family members who possibly could have an access to a large sum of money died while accompanied by the same man. The same man who now has a ticket to the large sum of money through the paternity and/or "marriage". Now, is it a really bad luck or something really creepy?