This is believed, to be the last picture taken of Anna Nicole Smith at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Anna had been transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood just after 2:00 PM EST and died around 3:45 PM EST.
Here’s some items of note:
Guess Jeans — “She didn’t survive the loss of Daniel”
Guess Jeans founder Paul Marciano, who employed Anna as a model in the 90s, has issued the following statement: “This is a very tragic and sad day. Personally I feel she did not survive the loss of her son Daniel, who was the love of her life.”
Family Law Attorney: Anna’s 1st Husband Could Sue
[6:31pm] TMZ spoke to a prominent family law attorney who says now that Anna Nicole has died, it’s technically possible for Billy Smith, the father of Anna Nicole’s late son Daniel, to sue Anna’s estate for wrongful death.
A source in the Bahamas coroner’s office has said a witness will testify that Howard K. Stern, Anna’s companion and lawyer, allegedly gave Daniel methadone. At the time of his death, Daniel had a combination of seven drugs in his system, including multiple anti-depressants and methadone.
The coroner has stated they will conduct a formal inquest into Daniel’s death.
Attorney: She Had “Flu-Like” Symptoms This Week
[5:58pm] Attorney Ron Rale says Anna had been under the weather with “flu-like symptoms” the past week and she “showed signs of a fever” last night. According to Rale, Anna’s lawyer-turned-partner Howard K.Stern is at the Miami hospital now and is overwhelmingly distraught.
Attorney Says DNA to be Discussed in Court Friday
[5:49pm] 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.
TRIMSPA — “We pray that she is granted peace”
[5:48pm] TRIMSPA has released the following statement regarding Anna Nicole’s death: “Today, Anna Nicole Smith’s grief stricken and tumultuous personal life came to an end. Anna came to our Company as a customer, but she departs it as a friend. While life for Anna Nicole was not easy these past few months, she held dear her husband, Howard K. Stern, her daughter, Dannielynn Hope, her most cherished friends, beloved dogs, and finally, her work with TRIMSPA. Anna knew both the joy of giving life, and the heartache of losing a child. We pray that she is granted the peace that eluded her more recent days on earth, and that she finds comfort in the presence of her son, Daniel.”
Marshall Family Shocked by Anna’s Death
[5:26pm] In a statement to the TV show “EXTRA,” the family of J. Howard Marshall, Anna’s late husband, said “Our family was shocked by the untimely death of Anna Nicole Smith. We wish to express our sympathies to her family in this difficult time. We understand that many of you will be asking questions concerning the ongoing litigation with Anna. Out of respect to her friends and family we will reserve comment on the litigation at this time.”
Paramedic: Anna Was Not Alive When I Got to the Room
[5:24pm] NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miami did an on air interview with a Hollywood, Florida paramedic who was one of the first to arrive at Anna’s hotel room after she was found unresponsive. The paramedic said she was not alive when he got to the room. Click here for audio.
Anna Autopsy to Take Place Tomorrow
[5:23pm] TMZ has spoken with Chief Coroner Johnson of the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office who tells us that an autopsy on Anna Nicole Smith will take place early tomorrow morning. Her body is now in their Ft. Lauderdale office.
Hugh Hefner “Saddened” by Anna’s Death
[5:20pm] TMZ received a statement from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner:
“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. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Hefner famously purchased the Westwood crypt where Marilyn Monroe is entombed. Monroe was the first Playboy Playmate. Anna was Playmate of the Year in 1993.
UPDATE (April 12): Jennifer Larimore, a radiologic technologist who works at the Harris County Hospital District Foundation in Houston, writes in to say these pictures are “fake” and that “Ally” is either an “asshole” or “an idiot journalist” for publishing them. We’ll take her note under advisement.
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