With the new Netflix documentary on Anna Nicole Smith, titled “Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me”, the life and death of the Playboy Playmate is again in talks in the media.
Anna Nicole Smith whose real name at birth was Vickie Lynn Hogan after her role as a Playboy Playmate became more popular with the lawsuit with her late husband’s family about her inheritance and her reality show The Anna Nicole Smith Show that revealed details about her life and family.
The new Netflix documentary from director Ursula Macfarlane and producer Alexandra Lacey comes tells more about the life, death, and secrets of the model and actress Anna Nicole Smith.
Netflixs’ “Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me” documentary shows unseen footage and interviews with key figures who have not spoken out until now about what they know about the star who died unexpectedly in 2007.
How Did Anna Nicole Smith Die
Anna Nicole Smith was found unresponsive in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on February 8, 2007. According to a police report, a private nurse had asked a bodyguard to call 911 at about 1 p.m. and had started CPR. The private nurse, named Tasma Brighthaupt, was the wife of her bodyguard. The Seminole EMS was called at about 1:40 p.m. by a bodyguard and arrived six minutes later. The ambulance got to the hospital at 2:43 p.m., and Anna was pronounced dead shortly thereafter She was 39 years old at her death.
Anna Nicole Smith’s Cause Of Death
According to the Seminole Police Department in Florida, Anna Nicole Smith reportedly died from “an accidental overdose with no other criminal element present”. The coroner’s toxicology report discovered that she also had a bacterial infection and the flu at the time of her death. It was also reported that her cause of death was combined drug intoxication.
According to the New York Times, medical examiner Dr. Joshua A. Perper reported finding many traces of drugs in Ms. Smith’s body. Those drugs included muscle relaxants, pain relievers like methadone, and several anti-anxiety medicines. Dr. Perper also said that the primary drug was the potent sedative chloral hydrate after she experienced a 105-degree fever.
Anna Nicole Smith Burial
Anna Nicole Smith’s family did not agree on where she would be buried, and fought over it. Her estranged mother claimed that Anna Nicole was to be buried in her home state of Texas, while her partner before her death Howard K. Stern claimed that Anna Nicole wanted to be buried in the Bahamas.
“Anna was very firm. The Bahamas was her home. That’s where she wanted to raise [her daughter] Dannielynn, and she wanted Daniel to be near her,” Stern said during a hearing.
Daniel was Anna’s son who died of a drug overdose three days after the birth of her daughter Dannielynn in 2006 and was buried in the Bahamas. Days before her death, she told Entertainment Tonight “I dream of [Daniel] every day and every night. He comes to me in my sleep … It’s like he’s calling me to come to him.”
“She talked about death really from the time I met her. “Anna always thought in a way that she was going to die young. She thought she was going to be like Marilyn Monroe, she thought she would die at the age of 36 or 37,” Howard said in court.
In her will which was filed in 2001, Anna Nicole Smith left everything to her late son Daniel, and her partner Howard was named executor in the will.
“Anna and Daniel were inseparable. Daniel was without question the most important person in Anna’s life. From the time I met her, everything was for Daniel,” he said. “I would say that physically, she died last week, but in a lot of ways, emotionally she died when Daniel died,” Howard added.
On 2 March 2007, Anna Nicole Smith Burial was buried in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Nassau, in The Bahamas.