Reality star Anna Nicole Smith is dead, her lawyer told FOX News Thursday. Smith was found unresponsive Thursday in her Hard Rock Hotel room in Hollywood, Fla., FOX affiliate WSVN is reporting. Emergency responders performed CPR at the scene and a breathing apparatus was inserted in her throat, hotel officials told TMZ.com. Smith was immediately transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood just after 2 p.m. EST. Local streets were closed off to rush Smith to the hospital, three miles away. Paramedics were seen pumping her chest as she was taken from the hotel. Smith, 39, was hospitalized for a week last November with pneumonia.”
The story continues here and is still developing. She was 39 years old and leaves behind a 5 month old baby girl, Dannielynn. A news conference is expected shortly on various television news programs.
Update: TMZ is following the story closely and updating frequently. Their latest report is “the Broward County Medical Examiner has been dispatched to the hospital to retrieve the body of Anna Nicole Smith.”
Update II: “Her 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope, was not with them, sources say, but is being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official who is a close friend of Smith’s.” – Via People.com
Update III: The Seminole County Police Chief, Charlie Tiger, just gave a press conference and said Anna’s bodyguard performed CPR around 1:45 p.m. on Anna in her hotel room. Anna also had a private female nurse with her at the time and Anna’s private nurse is the person who called 911. Anna was pronounced dead at 2:49 p.m.
Update IV: Anna’s body has been transported to the Ft. Lauderdale Medical Examiner’s office and an autopsy will be performed tomorrow.
Update V: Various bits of news for you: It’s being reported that Anna was alone and unconscious in her room when her bodyguard found her and the bodyguard immediately called for Anna’s nurse. Anna is also rumored to have been detoxing at the time and possiby taking Methadone, and this might be why she had a private nurse. Various medical experts are speculating the Methadone may have aggravated an undiagnosed heart problem – the same heart defect which led to her son’s death.
Update XXVFluffyBuns9er: The results of Anna’s autopsy and the cause of her death probably won’t be known for about a week. There’s a court hearing scheduled tomorrow to discuss Dannielynn’s DNA test in order to figure out who gets custody of her and manages her huge inheritance. Paris Hilton is somewhere pissed off that we haven’t made fun of her yet today and is worried the stress might trigger another herpes outbreak and force her to release another sex tape in which she blows the Geico Caveman.
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Watch Anna’s mom’s interview here.
* Thanks to Attention Deficit Dave, Brian Black and Lemmy the Gopher from Xtreme Disorder on 107.5 Las Vegas, NV for having me on the air to babble about Anna today. I had to trade sexual favors for it, but it was totally worth it. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
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