Update Wednesday PM: Per Entertainment Tonight, Anna Nicole’s new baby daughter is named Hannah. Also, per Anna Nicole’s request, the autopsy and toxicology reports regarding her son’s death, expected to be finalized on Friday, will not be made public unless Anna Nicole choses to do so.
Sadly, the news tonight reveals that Anne 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…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…[making it] necessary for Howard to tell Anna again that Daniel had passed away,"
Update Wednesday: Yahoo News reports that the death is now termed ‘suspicious,’ as there was another person in the room who was not a hospital employee when Daniel passed away. It has been revealed that the third person was Anna Nicole’s lawyer and close friend Howard K. Stern. A formal inquiry into the death has been scheduled, and may possibly lead to criminal charges depending on the findings.
Originally posted September 12, 4:30 pm EST: The initial results are in, and the cause of death was not a natural heart attack, as was first reported. The coroner will only say, "The cause of death was not natural…At this point in time, there were no external injuries that appeared on the body. It’s difficult to give you something more without going into the full detail." They are withholding their decision until the toxicology reports come in on Friday. New reports suggest it may have been an overdose of antidepressants Daniel was prescribed. We will continue to update as new information comes to light.
Originally posted September 11th: With great sadness we report that Anna Nicole Smith’s son Daniel Wayne Smith died on September 10th, just three days after Anna Nicole welcomed a baby girl. The baby girl, who is yet to be named, was born by c-section and weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
Her site posted the following message today:
"In Loving Memory. DANIEL WAYNE SMITH – 1/22/1986 – 9/10/2006. 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 on September 10th."
They do not currently know the cause of death, but it is not believed to be related to drugs, alcohol or foul play. We do know that he died Sunday morning at the hospital where his mother had given birth, as Walter Evans, a spokesman for the Royal Bahamian Police Force, said that "the son of an undisclosed celebrity had been found in a room of the private Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau."
The latest reports say that Daniel passed away while sitting upright in a chair in his mother’s hospital room, possibly after a heart attack or another previously undisclosed heart condition – however, this remains unconfirmed. The Nassau Guardian and TMZ report that Anna attempted to wake her son up around 9 am on Sunday morning, after he had arrived on the island Saturday evening to meet his new baby sister, who was born on Thursday. Anna realized her son was unresponsive, and immediately called for help. The Nassau Guardian says Anna attempted to revive her son unsuccessfully, but this is also unconfirmed. We will update as clearer details on this tragic loss become available.
Said Anna Nicole’s lawyer and best friend Howard K. Stern, "Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."
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