Anna Nicole Smith: Inside the Funeral

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Anna Nicole Smith was laid to rest on Friday in a mahogany coffin draped in a rhinestone-studded, pink feathered blanket. Hundreds gathered in a Bahamian church to say goodbye to the former Playboy model and occasional actress.

In signature Anna Nicole style, the coffin was received on a red carpet before being wheeled inside Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Nassau, Bahamas.

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According to the Associated Press, Richard Milstein, the court-appointed advocate for Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn, called for "respect and solemnity" for all those congregating outside.

"Today we share our grief with all of you. ... Today we come to you to carry out the final, most sacred, solemn act provided to any individual," he said.

Shortly before the funeral commenced, Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, reportedly tried to halt her daughter's burial and take her remains to Texas. A Supreme Court justice denied the motion and the funeral continued as planned.

And not everyone in the crowd was there to support Smith. Some thought paying so much attention to this event was akin to Antonella Barba pics gracing the front page of The New York Times.

"She's got a presidential kind of media frenzy going on," a 59-year-old nurse from Columbus, Ohio, told the Associated Press. "I'm just incredulous at all the fuss. She was not a world figure. She was not a queen. She was not a president. She was not anything ... It's just way over the top."

Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, and her former boyfriend Larry Birkhead were both present at the service, but Dannielynn (of whom both Stern and Birkhead claim to be the father) was not in attendance.

We don't know whether or not Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was present.

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i thank that the funeral of anna nicole smith was a nice tribute to her and her life and anna was my indol and i thank that anna nicole was a very loving mother to daniel and dannielynn

Anna Nicole Smith Biography

Playboy Bunny Anna Nicole Smith died too young. She lived a sad, difficult life, one marked by many nude photos, dramatic family episodes, turbulent... More »
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