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Anna Nicole 'memory loss' over son's sudden death...
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Posted on 09/14/2006 9:22:01 AM PDT by Semus Dynnen

Anna Nicole 'memory loss' over son's sudden death...

Anna Nicole Smith frantically tried to revive her stricken son and had to be sedated after he died, her attorney said Wednesday. Authorities termed the death "suspicious" and said criminal charges could be filed. Daniel Smith died Sunday while visiting his mother, a reality TV star and former Playboy playmate, in her hospital room three days after she gave birth to a baby girl.

"The devastation and grief over Daniel's sudden death coupled with the sedation has been so extreme that Anna Nicole experienced memory loss of the event," attorney Michael Scott said.

The chief inspector of the Bahamas coroner's office on Wednesday called the death of the 20-year-old Smith "suspicious" and a formal inquiry that could lead to criminal charges was scheduled for next month.

Police also revealed that a third person was in the hospital room at the time of the death.

But Scott said that the third person was another one of Anna Nicole Smith's attorneys, Howard K. Stern.

He said Anna Nicole Smith and Stern continued efforts to revive Smith even after he had been proclaimed dead by staff at Doctors Hospital in Nassau.

"Anna Nicole was so distraught at the loss of Daniel that she refused to leave his side and it was necessary to sedate her in order to check her out of the hospital," Scott read from a prepared statement.

He said she suffered memory loss and that it "was necessary for Howard to tell Anna again that Daniel had passed away," he added.

Authorities said they believe they know what killed Smith but were waiting for a toxicology report to confirm the findings.

Anna Nicole Smith, who went to the U.S. Supreme Court this year to sue for an inheritance, was in seclusion in the Bahamas with family and friends, Scott said. The identity of the newborn girl's father has not been publicly disclosed.

"You would expect any parent who sustained this kind of loss" to seek seclusion, Scott said.

A jury inquest, which will be open to the public, is scheduled to start Oct. 23, and Anna Nicole Smith will be required to attend, coroner Linda P. Virgill said.

"Whenever there is a suspicious death we would have an inquest to determine how the person died," Bradley Neely, chief inspector of the coroner's office, told Associated Press Television News.

The autopsy and toxicology reports will not be made public until the inquest is held, to avoid prejudicing the jury, Virgill said.

Jurors will meet in a courtroom inside a weathered, pink-pastel judicial building in the seaside capital, Nassau. If the inquest, which will be open to the public, determines a crime was committed, the case would be sent to the attorney general's office.

Virgill said there was no sign of physical injury to Smith, who was seen helping make his 38-year-old mother comfortable before he died. Anna Nicole Smith noticed him slumped in a chair Sunday morning and called for help. Hospital staff unsuccessfully tried CPR and other measures to revive him.

Scott dismissed media reports that Anna Nicole Smith's son had antidepressants or other drugs in his system.

"It's sheer speculation. It's irresponsible speculation, may I point out," he told reporters.

Ferguson, the assistant police commissioner, told the AP that no drug paraphernalia or traces of illegal drugs were found on Daniel Smith, in the hospital room or near the room.

Police believe Daniel Smith went directly to Doctors Hospital in Nassau after arriving in the Bahamas by plane, Ferguson said.

Daniel Smith was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later. The son had small roles in her movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit." He also appeared on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show."

Anna Nicole Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year.

She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in June at age 67.

Smith won a $474 million judgment, which was cut to about $89 million, and eventually reduced to zero. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Smith could continue to pursue her claim in federal courts in California, despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was the sole heir.


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1 posted on 09/14/2006 9:22:01 AM PDT by Semus Dynnen
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To: Semus Dynnen

I once traveled all the way from the Abacos in the northern Bahamas to a hospital in No. Virginia for treatment rather than be taken to a hospital in Nassau. I was seriously injured, too.

I am still very happy with that decision.


2 posted on 09/14/2006 9:26:06 AM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: Semus Dynnen

and with Howard "K" Stern as her attorney, anticipate plenty of breast jokes in front of the Grand Jury. I quess things aren't going well for Howard on that satellite network.


3 posted on 09/14/2006 9:26:41 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Semus Dynnen

The name of her attorney is Howard Stern? Beautiful.


4 posted on 09/14/2006 9:28:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: Semus Dynnen

Say what you will about Ms. Smith, but this is a horrible thing to have happened. My prayers are with her.


5 posted on 09/14/2006 9:30:10 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: McBuff

You have to ask yourself....the 20 year-old son shows up at Mom's hospital after she gives birth...and the lawyer is there...so what was the meeting about? Junior...my bet...was going to have his allowance cut by a huge amount....and had known this for weeks. If you've been living quiet well for several years off $100k a year...and you've been told to get ready for a $20k allowance...he probably spent what he had left on drugs...and just died quietly in the chair. Its just another chapter in Anna Nicole's life...and its far from being over.


6 posted on 09/14/2006 9:31:57 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

You might be wrong about that. So far, almost everyone who knows him said he was the "sane" one in the family, and didn't use drugs. We'll see what the autopsy uncovers.


8 posted on 09/14/2006 9:35:52 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: pepsionice

Howard K Stern is always at Anna's side. He is a close friend of hers who happens to be a lawyer and he is her lawyer due to their relationship together.


9 posted on 09/14/2006 9:36:04 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: MizSterious

According to the police in the Bahamas, the autopsy report will not be released.


10 posted on 09/14/2006 9:37:29 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Really? I hadn't heard that. Earlier today, they were saying it hadn't been released "yet"--this is very odd.


11 posted on 09/14/2006 9:38:52 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: r9etb

That should go unsaid. A horrible thing to have happen to anyone. I hope fellow freepers will pause on this, and not attempt to make lame jokes. We can show some class.


12 posted on 09/14/2006 9:39:19 AM PDT by abovethefray
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To: MizSterious

I heard it from the Bahamian woman last night on one of the news shows. But who's to say it won't be leaked.


13 posted on 09/14/2006 9:40:02 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Semus Dynnen

Memory loss could have been the result of heavy sedation.


14 posted on 09/14/2006 9:40:38 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: pepsionice
Rumor has been that Howard K Stern is romantically "in love" with her. But... Anna is not romantically "in love" with him.
16 posted on 09/14/2006 9:41:03 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Semus Dynnen

I wonder if Stern is the father?


17 posted on 09/14/2006 9:42:03 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: abovethefray

I was about to post that these "comments" sound more like the DU kiddies. Which ARE here in numbers - easy to spot.


18 posted on 09/14/2006 9:42:14 AM PDT by TimesDomain (www.timerealms.com)
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To: sarasota

They won't release it due to the investigation. They will have a hearing in October. So everyone will have to wait until after they have their hearing in October.


19 posted on 09/14/2006 9:43:07 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: r9etb

Ditto that.


20 posted on 09/14/2006 9:44:13 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: Semus Dynnen

This whole thing is really wierd. And why was she still in the hospital 3 days after the birth? They usually kick you out after a day?


21 posted on 09/14/2006 9:44:47 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: Uncle Hal
Larry Birkhead (the 31 year old paparazzi photographer) is rumored to be the father.
22 posted on 09/14/2006 9:45:13 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: half-cajun

I get the feeling Anna Nicole had something weird here...


23 posted on 09/14/2006 9:45:50 AM PDT by JFC (President George W Bush, the comforter in chief.)
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To: half-cajun
It is rumored that she may have had a c-section or some troubles with the delivery.
24 posted on 09/14/2006 9:48:28 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: ClearCase_guy
Think he has been the "butt" of many jokes?

With Anna as a client he must hurry to keep abreast of things!

25 posted on 09/14/2006 9:50:34 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: sarasota

but inquiring minds need to know


26 posted on 09/14/2006 9:50:48 AM PDT by osideplanner
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To: half-cajun
No hospital will "kick you out" if you break out your American Express card. I think it's nuts that women are sent home so quickly. Who cares if insurance won't cover a couple of extra days? Pay for it yourself and rest up.
27 posted on 09/14/2006 9:50:50 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: MizSterious
So far, almost everyone who knows him said he was the "sane" one in the family, and didn't use drugs.

Really, yesterday I read that he was under treatment for depression and was on anti-depressant medication.
28 posted on 09/14/2006 9:52:00 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: stlnative

He be the baby-daddy.


29 posted on 09/14/2006 9:52:57 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

He's not the daddy. Some photographer she dumped.


30 posted on 09/14/2006 9:53:41 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: HEY4QDEMS

No matter what happened, it's a complete tragedy. Can you giving birth one day, and the next day losing a child? My heart aches for her. I hope she didn't do anything inadvertantly to contribute to the death. Anna's always on something, that's clear. I hope she or Stern didn't offer something to this kid....maybe to keep him awake while he was visiting or something? just awful.


31 posted on 09/14/2006 9:56:33 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

I've always suspected that Howard was hitting that.
I'm still not convinced that he's not the baby-daddy.


32 posted on 09/14/2006 9:57:01 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

Howard is not duh Baby-Daddy!


33 posted on 09/14/2006 9:57:13 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: half-cajun

She had a C-section. I had one too, back in 1984, and they kept me for six days. They were gonna send me home after five days, but I had a 2-year-old devil, er, whirlwind at home so the doctor let me stay an extra day.


34 posted on 09/14/2006 10:00:07 AM PDT by IrishRainy
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To: IrishRainy

That makes sense then. I just hadn't read anywhere that she had a C-section.


35 posted on 09/14/2006 10:02:41 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: stlnative

So now the term "baby-daddy" has made it into the vernacular? It's disturbing, on so many levels...


36 posted on 09/14/2006 10:02:41 AM PDT by IrishRainy
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To: stlnative

I hate that phrase.


37 posted on 09/14/2006 10:04:37 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: pepsionice

Anna Nicole had every reason to have her lawyer with her in the Bahamas (even apart from speculation that they are romantically involved). One of the likely fathers had indicated he would try to get custody of the baby. In addition, with Anna's complicated finances, the minute the baby was born, a ton of paperwork had to be executed to set up trust funds, add the baby's name to various existing financial entities, etc. And there is likely a citizenship choice being made here too, for tax and/or custody reasons. If I was in Anna Nicole's situation, I wouldn't want to have a baby without a trusted lawyer literally in the delivery room.


38 posted on 09/14/2006 10:05:10 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

IIRC, Howard is her personal-affairs lawyer and not the guy(s) who represented her in front of SCOTUS.

I think Howard's only there because Anna likes him. She needs PROFESSIONAL representation.


39 posted on 09/14/2006 10:11:20 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: RockinRight

I do to as well and the "hitting that" phrase also.


40 posted on 09/14/2006 10:13:13 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: pepsionice
And you base this very informed piece of crap opinion on???

Nothing like a little hateful condescenion to make yourself feel better, eh?

41 posted on 09/14/2006 10:17:46 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Now she has an urgent need for a high-powered lawyer, but what she expected to need when she got down there was no more than a regular lawyer familiar with complex personal finances, to deal with the financial legalities of the new baby having come into the picture, setting up the baby with whatever citizenship and travel documentation is desired (quite possibly dual US/Bahamas citizenship, and maybe Bahamas residency for tax purposes), etc.


42 posted on 09/14/2006 10:21:19 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: SJSAMPLE

Who cares, really. If he is, at least the baby will always have the daddy around. But I truly doubt it.


43 posted on 09/14/2006 10:25:06 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Semus Dynnen

Wonder if she was the target or the baby's father saw her son as a threat to inheriting the millions she's about to receive from the estate of her late husband.


44 posted on 09/14/2006 10:47:06 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

She had a friend become her personal lawyer. That was mistake one. Any good lawyer would have kept her off the TV and wouldn't have been part of her train-wreck TV show in the first place.

He's been out of his league for some time. He should stick to negotiating the return of her security deposits when she trashes and apartment ;)


45 posted on 09/14/2006 10:55:15 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Semus Dynnen

Whoa...I read the headlines too fast..thank heavens it says "memory".


46 posted on 09/14/2006 11:36:30 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: pepsionice
Geeze, do you have these kinds of hallucinations often?
47 posted on 09/14/2006 11:52:32 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: IrishRainy

Me, too -- in 1980. I was in the hospital for a full week.


48 posted on 09/14/2006 12:01:54 PM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Semus Dynnen
I don't usually like to comment on these Hollywood scandal deals but I have to say, she adored her son and regardless of her how shall I say "Career" choices, she still lost her son and should be treated like a grieving mother.

God be with her and her family and god bless her son.
49 posted on 09/14/2006 12:06:05 PM PDT by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by there fruity little club.)
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To: stlnative
Dittos to that -

And the boob and bimbo jokes are so not funny. She has a dead child, folks.

50 posted on 09/14/2006 12:09:40 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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