UPDATE: Smith's autopsy inconclusive

Broward County, Florida, medical examiners have not determined the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death, they said today in a press conference. More tests are needed, but the examiner would not rule out drugs or natural causes.

Police now say there were no illegal drugs found in Smith's hotel room.

The former Playboy model Smith collapsed and died yesterday in a Florida hotel.

Friday, a Los Angeles judge has ordered the body of Anna Nicole Smith preserved until February 20th, when a hearing is scheduled regarding the paternity case of Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend of Smith's who says that he is the father of the girl, filed an emergency order yesterday requesting DNA testing of Smith's body. Smith's lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, says he is the father.

Birkhead's attorney ordered the emergency DNA test to ensure the child, who is eventually tested, is actually Smith's child.

A third man came forward today to claim fatherhood of Smith's child. Prince Frederick von Anhalt, the 59-year-old husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, told Associated Press, "If you go back from September, she wasn't with one of those guys, she was with me."

Smith's mother thinks she knows what caused her daughter's death.

"She was too drugged up. The last interview I saw of her...she was so wasted," Arthur said this morning on ABC's Good Morning America. "I tried to warn her about the drugs and the people she hung around. She didn't listen."

There were reports that illegal narcotics and prescription medication were present in Smith's hotel room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

After Smith collapsed she was taken to the local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The one-time star of E!'s The Anna Nicole Show was 39.

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Anna Nicole's mother and family wanted to be close to her,but like so many actors and actresses once they get famous and make big money they disown their families and embrace a lot of phoney people.In all of your prominent families, an inheritance goes to the family. If anyone deserves any money It's the mother and family. Without Anna's mother there would have been no Anna Nicole. Honor your Mother and father, not strange weird dope dealers and hanger'ons. Howard brain washed Anna against her mother and all of her friends B.E.
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I think ANS's mother is getting a raw deal.Even the Psychiatrist some older had no compassion for her They didn't know her and made derogitory remarks, catty,evil statements.Women stick together or you will lose status that Mothers and Grandmothers have held for centries.It might be your daughter next who dogs you after you raised them. Life is very hard for Mothers. B.E.
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didnt they say her fridge was full of drugs? metho.
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What is with the picture in this article?
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I expected this to happen, a tabloid life=a tabloid death. Her death isn't a big deal it's just another common example of how dysfunctional celebrities's lives are.
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at the time of CSI they're not able to decide the cause of death that quickly?!
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It was stunning to find out she was dead. I felt sorry for her loosing her son to drugs. I am curious to find out what what the cause of death will be, and the outcome of the paternity case.
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omg i was so suprised when i found out she was in such bad shape over daniel though he was like her everything i couldnt imagine what she was going through just have delivered her daughter and losing her son 4 days later so sad danial seemed like a really nice boy though it will be itneresting to see what happens to the little girl- she soooooo cute!!! i wonder what the cause of death was?
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Thats sad. But it won't be surprising if she was a drug addict.
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i feel really bad for her daughter, but i really do not think that the sole cause of her death was drugs, there have had to be other things that had to do with it (trimspa maby)
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I think that she just had a stroke or a simlpe heart attack.
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Shocking!
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So young...
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I heard today on the news that she commited suicide!
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I THINK THE TRIMSPA KILLED HER
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She was a little loopy at times, but she was also very beautiful. She had a hard life, and was always part of late night talk show jokes. Then she lost her son, and now her daughter will have to grow up without ever knowing her. It's just a sad situtation in my opinion.
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I still think Howard stern had to do with it.
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I didn't like her much, but she suffered the loss of her son, and now she died like this...a miserable existence IMO
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First Steve Irwin, now this..!



Well, look on the bright side:
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I think that what happened to Anna Nicole was terribly tragic....A mothers worst nightmare right after the worlds greatest gift...I can't believe it..Larry Birkhead should feel like one of the worst people to ever walk the earth. He was so worried about taking away the baby, and money that he didn't care about her health or anything..When he hurt her like that after what happened, he just made her worse. Image your whole family being against you and they are all mad or whatever, and the the closest person to you is taken away. She was hurt from all different directions...She will be deeply missed, and I wish Dannielynn the best..Rest in peace Anna with Daniel by your side.
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R.I.P Anna!
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I cant believe she died! rip..
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Thats too bad! :(
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i think it is going to come out that stern encourage both daniel and anna nicole to take all these meds for obvious reasons $$$ i hope larry has a great lawyer, if he is the father, he has all the rights in the world to take care of anna nicole's daughter.

to bukabuda, did you know that lady from law and order is the daughter of jayne mansfield!!
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It doesnt matter if you liked Anna Nicole Smith or not, this whole story is really sad. Anna Nicole Smith loses her son mere days after the joyous event birth of her daughter - that has to be really tough. A mother losing their child is probably the hardest thing they could ever experience. On top of depression of losing her son, she may had experienced postpartum depression, common for mothers.

I think instead of people hating Anna Nicole Smith and wondering WHY she was famous, I think we should use that negative energy to pray for her daughter she left behind.
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Whatever you think about her, it's all very sad. She was very young and leaving a baby daughter behind.
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ok i was shocked to fin out that she was dead and when it coms to that little grl i think that she should be placed with family and it dont matter about the father that could be taken car of ater but as it sands right nw i think she should be ith family
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I was shocked to hear when Anna died. I couldn't believe it. I think that it probably has to do with the death of her son.
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Can we please move on? Yes, its sad when a person dies and yes its even worse when she is young and kids are involved, but please...! Her whole career Anna has been an emberrassement to her fans, and to her self above all. You might say she was victimized and used by media, but to be honest - that was a mutual relationship that in the end benefited no one except maybe te sales of TV and newspaper. So, can we please get our grip and start caring more about what actually happens in OUR lives rather than in some half crazed junkie's...? I may be harsch, but mind you, I am not hostile and insensitive as some of you might think. I just question how we can prioritize the events of people like ANS, when we are so bad at taking care of the lives around us. This fascination for celebrities is so bizarre. They are human beings just like every one else. Nothing less and nothing more.
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it's weird.
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ididnt even know she was??? =S
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I thought that Anna Nicole was a free spirit similar to Marilyn Monroe. She took life as it came and unfortunately caused her demise. I felt that she had her problems but dealt with things as humanly possible. I will miss her antics and I hope that her daughter is taken care of. I just hope that others will learn from her death. Please stop with the bashing, the woman has died, she lived her life with both guns blazing (no pun intended). Please try and be respectful
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Hey, I feel bad, but I can't say I was "shocked"...
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i was shocked 2 find out.
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I was shocked to learn this. I just could not believe it at all.
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Even though I really did not like her a lot, I was very shocked when I heard that she died. Maybe because she lost her son, it was just way too much for her.
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I feel sad for her family and the tragic short life she had - but I continue to be perplexed by why this woman continues to be and ever was a celebrity. I mean what did she ever do to justify her 15 minutes of fame.
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Deznaj.
"A family TRIAD" !!!
You mean that this was the Chinese Mafia's fault!!
How come the media didn't pick up on this!

Just joking.. I know you meant "trait".
Seriously though, depression CAN be genetically inherited and coming of anti-depressants CAN give you suicidal tendencies.
Which is why I have no intention coming off my Prozac.
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Her son's death must've been so hard on her. Now Daniellynn will grow up without ever really knowing (personally) her real mom. This is so sad. RIP Anna!
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Did anybody really think that she would live past 40? She was always doped up and wasted, and looking at her son it seemed that was a family triad. A human wrech with a killer body (well, it used to be). She was a nutjob from the get go, who didn't have any selfrespect. The little stint she pulled with the old billionaire is proof of that. It wouldn't surprise me if the family of the old guy was somehow involved in the death of her and her son. Thing is, they are probably right if they did.



This all shows that, in the end, people get what they deserve.
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I really think that the anti-depressant drugs had a great effect on her brain...I do know of several people who were taking them as prescribed by the doctors and one of them did actually commit suicide..I feel so bad for her...she had to be trying to survive mentally and these drugs give u hallucinations for sure...



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I do feel bad for her baby though. Everyone deserves to know their mother. Now she'll never get that chance. It's very sad. I hope she has a better life than her mother. And hopefully the press won't take it out on her little girl when she gets older.
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I think the news shouldn't have had like more than an hour report on her. Maybe like less than half an hour. It's is sad that she died..but, she wasn't really that big of a person..
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And what makes anyone think that they will ever reveal what actually killed her. It very well may be drugs and they could have just said they didn't find anything in her stomach. Big deal. It's called lying to the public, they do it all the time.
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In every interview I've ever seen her in, she could never talk right, she slurred her words, and she was on a lot of drugs. So not to sound insensitive, but you can't take all those medications and not expect to have any consequences, so I think she died of a wrong commbination of meds.
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That is pretty sad.
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A couple of things that are fishy;



1) Dannielynn being in the Bahamas while HKS ANS were in Florida.



2)HKS prescripton drugs in ANS hotel room. I'm not sure if they shared the room or not.



3) For the past 3 days, Anna had a fever over 100 which settled down. She still felt sick and rested for the 3 days.



4) Her personal nurse was away from Anna for a long period of time. Now, Anna's friends say she was getting rest but why would her nurse still not be with her?
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Somethings just not right here. If Stern's the father and is trying to protect her, why was the baby in the Bahamas while Anna and Howard were in the U.S.? I think that they kept Dannielynn in the Bahamas just so they couldnt submit her for a DNA test. I really feel sorry for Dannielynn Hope, shes just a baby and has everyone fighting over her. Personally, I think Birkhead is just wanting money and fame, not being Dannielynn's father.
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I dont really know but i mean she only married the guy for his money caus he was old so i mean she wasnt a really good women but i still feel bad for her.
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look it's michel jackson in the picture can't even use her real face how lame.
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