Monday, September 11, 2006

Anna Nicole's Son Dies, Daughter Born

Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday in the Bahamas, three days before her son Daniel Smith, 20, died suddenly, on Sunday.

According to a statement posted on Smith's website, "On September 7th Anna Nicole gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl. Her son Daniel was in the Bahamas with her to share in the joy of his baby sister when he passed away suddenly on the morning of September 10th. We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor."

Daniel Smith appeared frequently in his mother's E! network reality series "The Anna Nicole Show." Smith, per her statement, is "absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."



TMZ has gathered further details in the tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel in the Bahamas yesterday morning. According to police, Smith herself found her son in her hospital room yesterday around 9:00 am, thinking that he was asleep. She then tried to wake him up and, after he didn't respond, immediately called for help. At that point, doctors and staff were not able to revive 20-year-old Daniel.

Anna Nicole had just given birth three days earlier in the same hospital to a baby daughter.The police continue to maintain that there were no signs of visible injury on the body, and that there were no signs of violence in the room. Police add that they haven't deemed the death a homicide, and do not suspect foul play.

Sources cited by the local newspaper Nassau Guardian have suggested that the cause of death was a "massive heart attack," but neither doctors nor the local coroner has confirmed this. And the Guardian adds that Daniel Smith arrived in Nassau on Saturday, after his mother had given birth.

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