Anna Nicole Smith: The Cause of Death

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Anna Nicole Smith died of "an accidental overdose with no other criminal element present," Seminole Police Department Chief Charlie Tiger announced at a press conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Monday.

He said the police conducted a thorough investigation, which included reviewing hundreds of hours of videotapes captured by the hotel security cameras and analyzing the contents of the laptop computer belonging to Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, and "we found nothing to indicate any foul play."

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Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper, who earlier had declined to make the autopsy results public until he reviewed the evidence, said that Smith's system contained methadone, anti-anxiety and weight-reducing drugs and, possibly, vitamins, among other substances.

This is also known as the Nicole Richie diet.

The former Playboy Playmate died six weeks ago, on Feb. 8, in Hollywood, Fla. According to the Associated Press, additional evidence from the Seminole Police Department, which is investigating Smith's death, delayed the autopsy's release.

Tiger said Monday that his department found "no evidence of illegal drugs" at the death scene and had reviewed "hundreds of hours of tapes [and] found nothing unusual" in regard to the death of the mother of Dannielynn.

The day after Smith's death, police said they had found no evidence that a crime had been committed, and Perper said he'd found no serious injuries in his initial examination.

Perper said at a Feb. 9 press conference that Smith's death could have been due "solely to natural causes ... some medical and chemicals ... or a combination of natural causes and medication."

No matter what, it's a tragedy. Perhaps a silver lining will be elicited, however, when Larry Birkhead is rightfully named the father of Dannielynn in the near future.

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SMITH DIED BEING HERSELF. SHE CAME FROM NOTHING USED HER BODY TO GAIN FAME . HER PROBLEM WAS OTHERS DID IT IN PRIVATE SHE DID IT IN PUBLIC. BUT HER PLACE IN HOLLYWOOD FAME IS SECURE.THE PEOPLE WHO WERE AROUND HER DO NOT DESERVE MENTION FOR REASONS WE ALL KNOW.

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and JFK died of a bullet. Tune in next week when we review the movie and ask "Who's the baby daddy?" Mother and son both die of overdoses, men fight over baby worth millions, mass media doesn't blink. Farce. Large swathes of the media are getting behind Stern and declaring the case closed. Post internet that's never going to happen, mass media.

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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