We often joke about Anna Nicole Smith.
After all, have you seen any of these pictures?
But the fact that the Coroner in the Bahamas will conduct a formal inquest into the death of her son, Daniel, isn't very funny. TMZ has even learned one of the witnesses will testify that Howard K. Stern gave Anna's son one of the drugs that killed him.
The inquest will be held on March 26.
More than 20 witnesses will be called in the case, including Smith and Stern.
A source in the coroner's office says one of the witnesses will testify that Stern allegedly gave Daniel Smith methadone. Moreover, the witness will testify that Stern flushed the remaining methadone down the toilet after Daniel died.
The coroner made a quick decision to hold the inquiry after getting the police file on the case last Friday. Meanwhile, a paternity test to determine the real father of Dannielyn Hope Marshall Stern is due by January 23.
What a sad mess.