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Not a fan of Anna Nicoles but I have always felt bad for her son.What I saw of him on the E show he seemed like a nice kid.Its a shame and so sad :(

From the Nassau Guardian:

By Inderia Saunders & Ianthia Smith, Guardian Staff Reporters

inderia@nasguard.com & Ianthia@nasguard.com

A joyous occasion turned tragic for American celebrity, Anna Nicole Smith, when her 20-year-old son died yesterday while visiting his mother and newborn sister in their hospital room in The Bahamas.

Daniel Smith, son of the model and actress, reportedly suffered a "massive heart attack" on the maternity ward in Doctors Hospital, sources revealed. Police officials were tight-lipped about the incident and would not confirm nor deny the identity of the deceased.

However, Police Press Liaison Officer, Inspector Walter Evans, did verify that a California resident visiting a patient in The Bahamas, collapsed and died while on the maternity ward of the private hospital.

"This morning a Caucasian male was discovered sometime after 9 a.m.," said Insp. Evans. "The cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy has to be performed. Once we would have [carried out] an autopsy, [this] would confirm the exact cause of death."

The press officer said an official investigation has been launched, as The Royal Bahamas Police Force deems the death an interesting one.

An inside source revealed the patient was indeed reality show star, Anna Nicole Smith, 38, and that she had been on the maternity ward of the hospital since Tuesday. The source added that she gave birth to a baby girl, while officials confirmed that the patient's son flew into the country Saturday and was visiting his mother when he became ill.

According to the source, Daniel collapsed and died. The source added that his mother made an unsuccessful effort to revive her son.

When The Guardian news team arrived at the hospital, security guards were at every door but visitors and patients were only allowed through the main entrance, where they were screened, questioned and directed before entering.

All of the doors leading into the private hospital that would otherwise be open were locked as security guards kept a close watch to see who was leaving and entering. A security guard (who did not want to be named), said the heightened security measures were put in place to make sure the information was not leaked to the public and especially the press.

Anyone wanting to get into the hospital was forced to pass four security guards holding a list of patient names for all the wards.

"As I got off the elevator of the third floor, there were security guards everywhere asking me again and again where I was going and they made sure I went in that direction," said a visitor.

While members of the press were rushed into the conference room, hospital staff hustled the baby out into a waiting van, while Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer, Howard K Stern, rushed to the hospital parking lot at the same time.

The new mother was never seen, as she was reportedly whisked out of a backdoor exit. Photos of the baby wrapped in a pink and white blanket could not be taken, as all cameramen were diverted into the hospital conference room.

Daniel's lifeless body was then taken away in a hearse through a side exit.

Anna Nicole Smith, whose birth name is Vickie Lynn Hogan, is famous for her many Playboy magazine appearances and movie roles, and is also known for her controversial tactics on various award shows. She has also been the subject of headlines on controversial litigation hearings between herself and the son of her late husband, oil billionaire J Howard Marshall, with reference to certain provisions of Mr Marshall's last will.

Anna Nicole gave birth to her only son at age 18.

From CNN.Com:

Anna Nicole Smith's son dies in Bahamas

POSTED: 10:39 a.m. EDT, September 11, 2006

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith has been found dead in the Bahamas, where the former reality TV star and Playboy playmate gave birth to a baby girl days earlier.

Authorities had not determined what caused the death of Daniel Smith, whose body was found Sunday morning, said Robin Bonnema, a spokeswoman for Trimspa, the diet products company that has been endorsed by Smith. Bonnema had no other details, and calls to Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern of Santa Monica, California, were not immediately returned.

A statement on Smith's Web site said the son died suddenly.

"We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor," the statement said. "Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."

Walter Evans, a spokesman for the Royal Bahamian Police Force, would say only that the son of an undisclosed celebrity had been found in a room of the private Doctor's Hospital in Nassau.

Anna Nicole Smith, 38, gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce girl at the hospital on Thursday, her Web site said.

Her son had traveled to the Caribbean country "to share in the joy of his baby sister," the statement said. "Please do not make any press inquiries at this time so that Anna Nicole can grieve in peace."

Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. Since then, she has feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate.

Bonnema said she did not know the name of Daniel Smith's father or that of the baby girl.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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I'm definitely not a fan of hers either but I feel really bad for her. :( One thing was for certain about that woman, she really cared for her son. He seemed like a pretty good kid for everything that he had to endure. It's sad. :(

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Anna Nicole Smith Loses Young Son


Anna Nicole kisses her son, Daniel Smith

What should be a time of celebration for Anna Nicole Smith has turned to a time of mourning. The former Playboy Playmate's 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died in a Nassau hospital Sunday, three days after Smith gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the Bahamas.

Smith had traveled to the Caribbean nation to be with his mother, according to a statement posted on her official Website. According to the Nassau Guardian, he was visiting his mother and new baby sister in the maternity ward of the private Doctor's Hospital, when he suffered a massive heart attack.

Police declined to provide specifics about the circumstances of the death, which remains under investigation. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death.

"We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor," Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, said in a statement. "Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."

As a teenager, Daniel Smith made frequent appearances on his mother's eponymous E! Entertainment reality show, "The Anna Nicole Show." Daniel Smith had small roles in her movies, "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit."

Daniel was the product of Smith's marriage to Billy Smith, whom she married in 1985, when she was 16 and he was 17. The couple divorced in 1987. In 1993, Smith was named Playboy's Playmate of the Year. One year later, she wed 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Marshall Howard, who passed away after 14 months of marriage.

Since Howard's death, Smith has been locked in a long-running legal battle over his estate. Her primary foe and former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, died in June, just weeks after Smith won a Supreme Court decision giving her another chance to collect her late husband's millions.

Smith announced her pregnancy in June. She has not revealed who fathered her daughter.

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Celebrity's son's death mystery


ianthia@nasguard.com & inderia@nasguard.com

The "how and why" surrounding 20-year-old Daniel Hogan's mysterious death is being kept under wraps in an autopsy report that should have been completed last night. The only son of American celebrity Anna Nicole Smith died on the maternity ward at Doctors Hospital while visiting his mother and newborn baby sister on Sunday. According to sources close to the case, preliminary investigations revealed that various medications along with drugs were found in his system.

"All we know right now is that he was on anti-depressants," the source said. "Some things indicate that he probably overdosed on those drugs."

While local and international media and officials are fishing for answers into Daniel's death, there is much speculation as to exactly why his mother was in The Bahamas in the first place.

At a news conference to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, Prime Minister Perry Christie answered that question.

"One of the things I think you should know is that she was granted permanent

residency last week," Prime Minister Christie said. "So she is in fact a permanent resident of The Bahamas."

Anonymous sources told The Guardian that Anna Nicole Smith recently bought a house in the high-end area on the Eastern Road. But media reports are also speculating that she might have had a caesarean section or complications during pregnancy because she was still in hospital three days after giving birth. It is still believed that Anna Nicole is still in the country, as Daniel's body was still under investigation by Doctor Govindo Raju, a pathologist at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

Daniel was reportedly vomiting uncontrollably shortly before he collapsed and died. The source added that his mother went into a violent rage helplessly trying to revive her son. The room where they were "was a total mess," the source added, claiming that vomit and blood were splattered everywhere. According to workers in the hospital, seeing Daniel die before her eyes dealt a serious blow to his mother, who fought with the doctors in the room to get closer to her son's lifeless body. The source also alleged the medical team was unable to find the proper oxygen supply needed to resuscitate him at the time. "That's nonsense," said the hospital chief. "That's total nonsense. I can't make any other comments at this time because number one, it's a police matter and number two, it's confidentiality of the patient that we will preserve."

The 38-year-old actress and model has not been spotted since the incident unfolded, but The Guardian news team was able to get a good view of her new born daughter as she was being carried out of the hospital on Sunday.

Her lawyer, Howard K Stern, used that opportunity to rush out of a side exit of Doctors Hospital, thereby avoiding the press.

Anna Nicole Smith, whose birth name is Vickie Lynn Hogan, is famous for her many Playboy magazine appearances and movie roles. Anna Nicole gave birth to her only son at age 18.

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Second Autopsy Inconclusive on Smith's Son


The last photo taken of Anna Nicole Smith and her

late son, Daniel Smith

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The examiner who performed a second autopsy on Sunday, September 17 on Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son said he could not yet determine the cause of death. Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht ruled out several potential natural causes including heart disease, stroke or a "congenital anomaly."

Wecht, who gained fame as a critic of the government's probe into John F. Kennedy's assassination and as a consultant in Elvis Presley's death, also affirmed findings by Bahamas investigators that foul play did not appear to be involved in the young man's death, which was labeled "suspicious" by the coroner's office because the cause was still unclear.

He said he has requested Daniel Smith's medical records from the United States and ordered further tests that could take weeks to complete. He said he had sent samples to a lab in the United States for further examination, including toxicology tests.


Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht

"I don't find anything that would cause me to believe there is something in terms of some traumatic injury that was inflicted, or somebody having done something to him in some cryptic manner that could not be observed," Wecht told reporters outside the morgue where he performed the procedure.

The former Playboy model and reality TV star's son died September 10 in a hospital room where she was recuperating from giving birth three days earlier. Investigators have said they did not find evidence of drugs in the room or obvious signs of a crime.

Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has said that although there were no obvious signs of criminal wrongdoing in the death, it was too early to draw conclusions. An inquest is scheduled to begin October 23.

Bahamian pathologists performed an autopsy Tuesday and ordered further analysis, including a toxicology test to be completed this week. Wecht was accompanied to the morgue by Michael Scott, Anna Nicole's Bahamian lawyer, who told reporters she had ordered the follow-up autopsy to end "media speculation surrounding the matter."


Anna Nicole Smith with her young son, Daniel

Wecht said he was coordinating his own investigation with local authorities. "You can have an independent investigation and it doesn't have to be disagreeable," he said. Head Bahamian coroner Linda Virgill said it was not unusual for families to ask for an independent examination.

A hearse took Smith's body to a Nassau funeral home, which was preparing to return the remains to California this week. Wecht, who holds both law and medical degrees, received international prominence as a critic of the Warren Commission's single-gunman theory of John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Wecht has also worked as a consultant on cases such as Presley's death and the slayings of JonBenet Ramsey and Laci Peterson. He is regularly interviewed on television about high-profile cases. Wecht isn't without his own dose of controversy.


Anna Nicole Smith

Wecht, 75, is facing trial on charges he used his staff when he was the Allegheny County coroner to do work for his multimillion-dollar private pathology practice. He resigned from office in January and contends he did nothing wrong.

Smith, 38, who came to the Bahamas during her pregnancy to avoid media scrutiny, is free to leave the Caribbean island chain, authorities have said. Daniel Smith appeared several times on the E! reality series, "The Anna Nicole Show."

Smith was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later. The identity of the father of her newborn daughter has not been publicly released. Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year and she has since been involved in legal disputes over the estate.

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No Suicide or Homicide in Smith Death


Anna Nicole Smith and her late son, Daniel Smith

NASSAU, Bahamas -- More than a week after her son mysteriously died beside her hospital bed, Anna Nicole Smith remained out of sight in the Bahamas on Tuesday as officials said only that his death was not a suicide or homicide.

With toxicology tests pending, the official cause may not be publicly known before a jury inquest starting October 23. The 38-year-old former reality TV star, who gave birth to a baby girl three days before her son's death, is expected to be summoned.

Daniel Smith, 20, died the morning of September 10. By all accounts, he flew into the Bahamas the night before and went directly to the private Nassau Doctors Hospital, where staff saw him tending to his mother and newborn half-sister in the hours before his death.

Two autopsies -- one by the Bahamas coroner's office, another by celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht -- have ruled out suicide, foul play and several potential natural causes. Both have sought further tests to detect drugs or chemicals.

Wecht, who was hired to perform a follow-up autopsy by Anna Nicole Smith, said Daniel had been taking a "quite low" dosage of prescription anti-depression medication.

"It is possible we might be dealing with one of those tragic and cumulative and drug-related deaths where somebody inadvertently takes two or three different kinds of drugs, each of which has a central nervous system effect," he said Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

Anna Nicole Smith, a former Playboy model who went to the U.S. Supreme Court in a battle over an inheritance, came to the Bahamas during her pregnancy to avoid media scrutiny. She has been staying in seclusion at a guarded waterfront estate.

A funeral home had embalmed the son's remains and was awaiting further instructions from the family Tuesday. Maintaining Smith's privacy in spite of media attention has required "creative" communication with her, home director Loretta Butler-Turner said.

"To lose someone that you love and then to be bombarded during this period is very difficult, I would imagine," she said. The coroner's office, which called the death "suspicious" because of Smith's young age and the lack of obvious cause.

Investigators say they did not find evidence of drugs or obvious signs of a crime in the hospital room. But police will continue their investigation until "we have exhausted all the angles and information we have," said Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. "Until then, we plod on."

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